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Settling the Questions in Your Mind
By Victoria Osteen - Sep 28, 2010
Did you know that as believers, each one of us has an internal umpire? Colossians 3:15 in the Amplified Versions says, "Let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds…"

God has given us His peace as a special gift to rule in our hearts and give us finality in every decision. Like an umpire, His peace lets us know when we're safe, and when we're out of bounds. Peace is right for all occasions. When we have peace in our hearts, we are able to discern the perfect will of God for our lives. On the other hand, in the absence of peace there is turmoil and confusion. Anytime we feel unsettled about something, if we'll go back and make a few minor adjustments, we can find the place of peace again. Peace will settle the questions in our mind and give us the rest that God promises.

The Bible says to seek peace and pursue it eagerly. In other words, it should be our highest priority in any circumstance. Remember when Jesus was on the boat in the midst of the storm? The disciples were all going crazy but Jesus was in perfect peace, asleep in the back. When they woke Him up, he simply walked out on deck and simply said, "Peace, be still." He spoke to the winds and the waves and they obeyed Him. Because He was in peace, He was able to operate from a place of confidence and authority to speak to the storms that surrounded Him.

Today, eagerly pursue peace. Let it settle the questions of your mind. Remember, if you don't have peace going into a situation, you won't have peace on the other side of it. Whether it's in a relationship, a financial situation, or an opportunity before you, never move forward without the peace of God. Let peace be your final authority because when you walk in His peace, you walk in His perfect will.

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace… (Isaiah 55:12, NIV).
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