The First Goal of Conversation: Understanding, not Agreement.”— Danny Silk
Let's talk about being a peacemaker. Our world is a bit rocky right now, with lots of division and conflict. That's why it's crucial for us to learn how to be peace superheroes in our communities, workplaces, and homes.
Don't mistake being a peacemaker as avoiding conflict. Conflict is a natural part of life, and it can be healthy if we handle it the right way. Being a peacemaker is about managing conflict in a respectful, empathetic, and productive way. It means seeking out opportunities to bridge gaps and reconcile differences.
To be an ace peacemaker, we need to listen, really listen to others. This shows that we respect their perspective and are willing to understand their point of view. It's the foundation of trust and respect, which is crucial for conflict resolution. We also need to master effective communication. This means being clear and concise in our own communication while also understanding the communication styles of others. When we can effectively communicate our own needs and empathize with others, we can find common ground and work together towards a solution.
The cherry on top? Practicing forgiveness and letting go of grudges. Grudges only add fuel to the fire, preventing true reconciliation. By choosing to forgive and move forward, we create space for healing and growth. So, let's show the world how it's done. By cultivating the skills of active listening, effective communication, and forgiveness, we can create a more peaceful world for ourselves and those around us. Thanks for joining me today!
As a Pastor and leader is it an honor to work with so many gifted individuals. In this episode we will balance both sides of the page in an effort to grow individually, relationally and discern the Spiritual Gift lending to Peacemaker verses growing in the Gifts of the Spirit in peace making. In many incidences people who are Peacemakers find there redemptive gifts are heavy on Mercy, Giver and Servant. Rightly so, they are selfless people. It is important to know that to left and right of this gift are Prophet, Teacher and Ruler. God purposes balance, ebb and flow, black and white. Personally, my redemptive gift Prophet needs the softness of Mercy and Servant to tame my black and white. Also as many of my dearest friends are peacemakers they are supported by the redemptive gift, Prophet to keep balance fending off enablement.
Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for HE ALWAYS tenderly cares for you. 1 Peter 5 :7 Passion
As we navigate through life, it's not uncommon to feel like we're constantly battling against stress and chaos. Whether it's with our own inner turmoil, the daily interactions we have with others, or our spiritual journey, achieving a sense of peace can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. However, it's important to remember that finding peace is not impossible. In fact, it's something we can all achieve with the right mindset and tools.
Yahweh is my best friend and my shepherd.
I always have more than enough. Psalms 23 Passion
First and foremost, finding peace with ourselves is crucial. It's easy to get caught up in our own negative self-talk and self-doubt, but learning to accept and love ourselves is key. One way to do this is through self-care practices such as meditation, journaling, or even just taking a few moments each day to focus on our breath. By prioritizing our own mental and emotional well-being, we can start to build a stronger foundation for finding peace within ourselves.
Of course, finding peace with others is also an important aspect of achieving a more harmonious life. This can involve learning to communicate effectively, setting boundaries, and practicing empathy and compassion. It's important to remember that we all have our own struggles and challenges, and by approaching others with kindness and understanding, we can create more positive and peaceful interactions.
Finally, finding peace with God or a higher power can be a powerful way to tap into a deeper sense of peace and purpose. This can involve prayer, meditation, or simply taking time to connect with nature or other spiritual practices. By finding a sense of meaning and connection with something greater than ourselves, we can tap into a sense of peace that transcends our daily struggles.
Ultimately, finding peace is an ongoing journey that requires patience and persistence. However, by prioritizing our own well-being, practicing empathy and compassion with others, and connecting with a higher power, we can all work towards a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” --Albert Einstein
I'm Kristen Wambach
I'm all grown up (I think?) Along my journey of searching for answers, I found them. I went from spiritual blindness to OMG! With a driving niche as an entrepreneur. I love hanging out with our four sons, riding with my husband on his Harley, and creating all things hospitality. My mission? To help others see "beyond" and own their awesomeness within!
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