Thursday, December 4, 2008

Impulsive Actions and Peace of Mind

The Prince of Peace: Jesus Christ, came that we can live with peace of mind forever. For December, Thrive Christians Blog will seek understanding of peace.

Today let's explore the fruits of impulsivity, and the ways it can disrupt peace.

It seems those stupid things I say and do on impulse can cause me regret. God shows me over and over in the Bible to be careful not to panic into taking action or saying something, until I carefully think it over in my mind. The fruit I usually grow out of impulsively acting is regret. Sometimes I say something that didn't need to be said; I purchase something that is not needed at all; and the list goes on and on. Sometimes when I act impulsively, I make irreparable mistakes.

The first word of advice I received from other widows was not to make major life changes while I was tempted to be guided by emotions. I'm thankful I had such wise ones to speak into my life. If any of you are emotionally excited (either in the positive or negative), wait until you calm down before taking action. Pray for God's wisdom and understanding.

What are your thoughts on acting impulsively and disruption of your peace of mind?

1 comment:

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I say this is a big Amen! Such wisdom!

So glad to be back!
Much love,

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.