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The Path To Peace – Part 5

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How are your relationships going? It’s a big question and an important one. The quality of our relationships directly affects the quality of our lives. Your relationships can greatly enrich your life or create some of the greatest pain in life.

Unfortunately, many times our relationships are draining life from us. We find ourselves in conflicts with others, dealing with rejection from people and betrayals from folks we thought were our friends. Instead of peaceful experiences with others, we find ourselves living in an emotional and relational war zone.

While we cannot always control what other people do to us, or around us, we do control our response to them. God gives us some instructions about how to handle the painful things people do. Look at God’s Word that addresses this in Romans 12:18, 19 (TPT) “Never hold a grudge or try to get even, but plan your life around the noblest way to benefit others. Do your best to live as everybody’s friend.”

When people hurt or disappointment you, don’t live in the pain. Choose to forgive. Choose to move on. Choose to keep your heart free from the anger and bitterness that will poison and destroy you, and people around you. “Do your best to live as everybody’s friend.” It’s not always easy, but it preserves peace in your heart!

Pastor Dale