Now, as an adult I’ve come to think of attaining peace in a similar way.
Like Jodie said in her previous kinblog, “peace doesn’t just arrive. You have to create a way for it.”
Just like in the adventure book series, you have a choice.
Now that my children are both in school, I try and get the food shopping done without dragging them along. Yes it adds a little more peace in my day! There were many times though, not so long ago where I would take my son to the shops and without fail he would need to go to the bathroom, shopping half completed.
He was at that age where he just couldn’t wait..
Other times we’d finally find a seat at the food hall with a much needed coffee and babycino, full trolley of shopping beside us and of course, it was that time again. “Mum, I can’t hold on!”
It’s now time for me to ‘choose my own adventure’. Inside my head I have my own Mummy tantrum, tired and frustrated.
Yes, finding peace is hard work but worth it for your own sanity and for the model of behaviour that we want to set for our kids.
The scripture John 14.27 is so encouraging to me:
Peace I leave with you, my own peace. Don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid. Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed or unsettled.”
We cant just wait for peace to happen. It’s a choice.
I am on a journey of seeking peace in my everyday. And that journey doesn’t end.
I’m learning to speak life to my circumstances instead of letting my circumstances steal my everyday peace.
Refuse to live without it!