“I’ve sprung a leak…” 1


“Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are and something you give away”

John Lennon

One thing I know without a doubt is that it’s pretty hard to obtain peace in our outer world when there is little or no peace within ourselves…

Last week I caught up with a woman who speaks into my life and after a few short moments of prayer she stopped, looked at me and said “I’ve got it…you’ve sprung a leak? I just got a picture of a plug that has been torn out…now all the good words and feelings you are speaking and feeling and receiving leak out of you and so there is no building blocks for your peace…”

Wow. I’m leaking.

I’m officially the Titanic!

I hear words of encouragement, words of affirmation and have experienced grace and the presence of God on many occasions but I still find inner peace so hard to lock down. So the fact I have no plug makes sense (because I think in pictures it was quite a defining moment).

I can’t wish for peace, I have to make it happen. I have to look at what prevents my peace and then make the hard decisions to forgive to go out of my way, to trust, to believe, to lift my eyes, to keep taking steps ahead (and try not to take too many backwards!) to find peace in where I am in this moment.

It’s just that – a moment. Breathe deeply. Be still. Know that He is God and in control. Live from my heart and quieten my mind.

Find my plug!

You see God encouraged me through a friend – she ended with “the healed becomes the healer”…

If I’m healed I can give healing away and so if I can be at peace I can then in turn give peace away. They go together.

What I need is healing but the result is peace. Peace comes from this trust. Peace comes from being aligned with the present moment.

Peace comes from my God… it is His DNA so therefore somewhere under this rubble there is peace in me!

All my love

Annie from NZ

About Annie Wilson

My hearts cry is to make a difference in this life. I know life is short. I desire to leave people happier than when I found them...I don't always achieve it. I’m passionate about people, being generous and being kind. I have three adult children one of whom is now married so I have a son - in law now too. I work as a serious injury consultant full time after recently finishing up eight years as a creative director. Two years ago I lost my husband suddenly and so reluctantly now I’m journeying life on my own without my best friend. Last year I co-authored a book on ‘Hope’ which endeavour’s to make sense of my journey of heartbreak to the beginnings of healing and learning to breathe again. I’ve travelled a lot, worked in many settings and had a faith in my Creator since I can remember - I love to write and paint, decorate and generally thrive when I’m feeling useful. What seizes our imagination changes everything. Coming out of a winter season in my soul after losing my husband I’m anticipating a warming of the air and a lengthening of the days. I, like you, am hopeful.

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  • Elaine Fraser

    Beautiful thoughts as usual Annie. Love this: If I’m healed I can give healing away and so if I can be at peace I can then in turn give peace away. They go together.

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