If your peace is from God then it must line up with His word.
Protecting your peace is not about running away from correction. Some people are at ‘peace’ with their sin and mess, and need a sibling in Christ to point it out Biblically and gently.
Protecting your peace is about discerning who is genuinely interested in your betterment and who just wants the latest gist.
Take every word, every bit of advice said to you and weigh it up against God’s word. If it doesn’t line up…then it’s not peace. It’s confusion. Discard it swiftly.
To get the peace that surpasses all understanding, you have to lay down your understanding. Lay down what your idea of peace looks like. Protect your peace from the influence of the world, but most importantly, proctect your God-given peace from your-SELF.
We protect our peace by renewing our perspective to match His perspective. Peace is not the absence of chaos. Peace is the presence of God. His presence causes us to look at the chaos through His eyes and His word.
“I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly.” – Psalms 85:8 NKJV
“Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.” – Psalms 119:165 NKJV
‘Let His Peace be your Empire’