Whether you have a perfectly pristine environment at all times, or like the majority of us, your surroundings are a bit more chaotic, you have the ability to find peace where you are right at this moment.
Is this not what we all desire? That peace that surpasses all understanding? I know I do. Imagine if you will, having the ability to laugh in the face of chaos, smile in the midst of uncertainty, and stand tall in that moment of fiery trial.
Here’s the thing, every single one of us has the ability to obtain this elusive Shalom (Hebrew for peace 😉 ). Our Creator has given us all of the tools and information we need to live a tranquil life, but over the centuries we seem to have forgotten this, been distracted, and well, just too busy doing our own thing!
For example, I know that clutter in my home, automobile or workspace is inevitably going to get under my skin, turning me into a very unpleasant person to be in proximity of, and yet I am the world’s worst at letting things pile up because I am so preoccupied with whatever. Why is that? Why does clutter affect me like that?
Wellll…there are scientific reasons why, flow of energy, etc., but today we are talking about spirituality. Principalities and Powers if you will..
Let me state that it makes zero difference to me what religion or denomination you are. It is incredibly important for all of us to get in a place of peace. Use the tools of your spiritual path, but ALWAYS keep searching for more! To quote Albert Einstein-
“The most important thing is to never, ever, stop questioning.”
Jesus said in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
There is a huge theme that runs through scripture about the culpability, responsibility, and accountability of man to seek the truth (Romans 2:6, 10: 9-10).
Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
He tells us repeatedly how to obtain the knowledge and understanding we need to reach perfect peace.
Now I know if you have a house full of kids, you have an abundance of distraction, (and probably clutter), and there are days that your head literally feels like it is going to explode, but again, I reiterate, YOU CAN HAVE PEACE WHEREVER YOU ARE!
Yes, it will come easier if your personal spaces are clean and decluttered and you live an exceptionally organized life, but sometimes, more times than not, things are going to be messy. Life is going to be messy. The kids are going to be loud. And dinner is going to be late.
Just stop. Stop and take a deep breath. Look around you and REALLY SEE the beauty in everything. There is beauty in those smudgy little fingerprints on the T.V. screen. Beauty literally everywhere. Don’t miss it.
When you mindfully begin noticing the wonder in this world, you can’t help but smile. There’s your peace.