“Determine what steals your peace and deal with it” Joyce Meyer
Have you ever woken up to have your mind swirling with things to do? You try to go back to sleep but you can’t shut your brain off long enough to get some more rest. I’ve felt this way more times than I can count and the solution really is quite simple.
Don’t overthink. Do.
Take Massive Action. Determine what steals your peace and deal with it.
Make a list of all the things that steal your peace and take massive action on tackling those things. I know many things on your list you may no control over but most likely many of them you can do you just haven’t.
The other day I made a list and it looked something like this.
THINGS THAT STEAL MY PEACE
- A Messy Car.
- Disorder in my house.
- Bed Time – kids not going to bed when I say to go bed.
- Having paperwork everywhere.
- Complaining from members in my household.
- Not having things together when it’s time to go somewhere.
- Not getting enough sleep.
- Not having enough money for things I or the kids want.
- Being too busy.
- Laundry everywhere.
Of course, there are bigger things that steal my peace, but mostly it’s the mundane that if I would take the time to handle I’d most likely have a lot more peace on a daily basis. When bigger things are stealing my peace, I have learned to pray God’s Word over them and tell God those are on His shoulders. He’s going to have to handle them or give me supernatural wisdom on how to handle them. I, of course, pray about the small things as well but often that still, small voice tells me just to take action and do it now.
I read an article recently that said, “When you value “the thinking mindset” more than “the doing mindset” you will eventually end up with a note app or notebook full of dozens or even hundreds of ideas and plans.”
I’m totally guilty of having tons of ideas and plans yet not actually getting them done.
That’s about to change. I’m setting reminders now to “Take Massive Action.” Determining what steals my peace and dealing with it.
Leonardo Da Vinci says, “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
So let this be an encouragement to you this week. Go take some action. Create a habit of action. Determine what steals your peace, then deal with it. One step at a time, one decision at a time, one phone call, one email, one prayer. Whatever it is that you need to do just do it. Then give yourself a virtual high 5 and pat on the back for a job well done.