Today we will look at the concluding part of the little foxes that rob your peace of mind. God has ordained perfect peace for you, so you must identify any fox that wants to steal it from you. Below are more foxes to watch out for
1. Low self-esteem
Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am only a youth. But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord – Jeremiah 1:6-8 (AMP)
Low self-esteem troubles the heart. It affects your relationships and breeds insecurity and inefficiency. You need to see yourself as God sees you: you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. God has made you a king and you shall rule on earth.
Do not allow the lies of the enemy about you to steal your peace, neither allow the opinions of people to form you. Agree with God’s declaration of you and your self-esteem will improve tremendously.
2. Unfulfilled expectations
Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise – Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV)
Many times when people don’t realise their expectations, they tend to lose their peace of mind. It could be that people failed to meet up with your expectations of them or your heart desires were not met. Whatever the case may be, you should not allow unfulfilled expectations to rob you of your peace. You have need of patience to receive your heart desires.
3. Lack of spirituality
For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace – Romans 8:6 (NKJV)
Lack of spirituality takes away your peace. Dwelling in the flesh removes your focus from Jesus, the Prince of peace. Walking in the flesh is to walk into the challenges facing the world. A carnal mind is enmity against God and so cannot discern the ways of peace nor follow them. 4. Wickedness
“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” – Isaiah 48:22 (NKJV)
A wicked heart cannot have peace of mind. God has judged the wicked and pronounced no peace to them. Wickedness is of the devil and peace of God: Both of them don’t go together.
Depart from your wicked ways and peace will be restored back to you.
Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble – Psalm 119:165 (AMP)
To love God is to obey His commands. Disobedience to God and His word is another little fox that robs you of your peace of mind. It keeps the Prince of peace far from you. Obedience distinguishes you as a child of God and qualifies you for the blessing of God which includes peace.
6. Unruly behaviour of children
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire – Proverbs 29:17 (NIV)
Children that are not disciplined will always be sources of concern to their parents, the society and the world at large. The insecurity in the world can be attributed mainly to the unruly behaviour of people not disciplined when they were young. Therefore, train your children now and they will give you rest in future.
In conclusion, though these little foxes have the power to rob you of your peace of mind, you can stop their activities in your life. Diligently and honestly examine yourself to identify which little fox is stealing your peace and cut it off.
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