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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

– Galatians 5:22,23

Yesterday, we talked about the fact that you were created with a need for serenity and rest and how Jesus is the source of those things. Today, I want to share with you one of the reasons why I believe this is the case. Think about disaster scenarios you have either lived through or seen depicted in television or movies. Nearly always, the person who ends up being the hero is the one who manages to stay calm and lead others to safety. 

You see, to be a leader does not mean to be anxious and amped up; on the contrary, it means to be tranquil and at peace. In fact in leadership studies, they call the leader the non-anxious presence in the room. Just like your Rabbi Jesus, you were designed to be at peace so you can lead and have an effect on those around you!

Friend, besides the fact that you were created to live abundantly, you were also fashioned to have divine influence, and the best way to be an ambassador of power in the Kingdom of God is to be a person of serenity. When you are relaxed, it indicates that you possess wisdom and are someone worth following. This is why peace is listed in Galatians as one of the fruits of living connected to the Holy Spirit; being at rest is proof that you belong to Jesus and it’s one of the primary vessels He uses to reach and transform the world around you!

Prayer


Jesus, I pray for more of the fruit of peace in my life. Make me a person of tranquility so I can impact and lead those around me.

Reflection


Are you a peaceful and relaxed person? If so, how has it enabled you to lead those around you? If not, how can you cultivate more serenity in your life?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the message from Galatians 5 as I stop to think, I think that I have all of those qualities. However, I notice that my joy sometimes is being robbed, and my peace also, but not for long and then it comes back, when I remember that this is a spiritual battle, and not my battle, its not the way I usually behave, because when I cannot figure out something, I might get angry saying things not pleasing, and put it aside. Then after I calm down, I’ll try to figure out a way to get through that problem, but only after I have taken the time to address the my problem to the Lord on whatever it is troubling me, and then I get an answer. Thanks be to God. Amen.

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