5 Easy & Doable Steps to Find Peace This Year
As humans, we face challenges that are out of control. Instead of trying to change these circumstances, why not change how we view them? These five doable steps will help you find peace this year. Follow these tips to allow the Holy Spirit to calm your mind.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” -Ephesians 6:18
The ultimate way to find peace this year is to communicate with God. It’s one of the most powerful resources in the Christian life we often overlook. Whether you’re in crisis or not, praying will improve your day.
You don’t have to memorize a formal prayer that will make you feel trapped. All you have to do is pray what your heart wants to say. You may also find scriptures and pray this on your behalf.
Take a Social Media Detox
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:2
Social media is not necessarily evil. It’s possible to keep up with technological advances and stay progressive as a Christian.
But its ability to cause anxiety, spread hate, and make people compete gives you the opposite of peace. There’s a normal feeling of jealousy when other people post their successes and travels.
Don’t be afraid of missing out. Stop comparing yourself to your friends’ stories because we are all equal in God’s eyes. A social media detox will help you gain peace of mind as you live in reality.
Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” -Luke 12:15
It’s hard not to feel attached to objects. Your old basketball might remind you of your fun childhood. The shoes that don’t fit you anymore were a gift from your late grandmother. But Jesus tells us that love is heavenly and forever. Material possessions are not.
Live in the Present and in His Presence
Easing one’s anxiety is easier said than done. But living in His presence will allow you to accept each day as it comes. Focus on thanking God for another day, then complete your tasks.
Do not let your past rob you of your peace of mind in the present. The same is true with your future. As the famous saying goes, “Let go and let God.”
Talk to Fellow Christians
A strong support system will bring you peace of mind in times of uncertainty. When surrounding yourself with people, make sure to prioritize quality over quantity.
Choose friends and family who are trustworthy and essential for your faith. You can also join a Bible study group or be part of community events to widen your spiritual network.