People Don’t Need a Piece of Your Mind

The next time you feel the urge to give someone a piece of your mind, ignore it.  That person doesn’t need a piece of your mind.  What he does need is your peace of mind.

You can do people more good by having a peaceful heart than by pouring out your thoughts to them.

Jesus had the best thoughts any human being has ever had and still He believed that there was “a time to speak and a time to be silent.”

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2 Responses to People Don’t Need a Piece of Your Mind

  1. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) says:

    That’s a funny pun, your “piece/peace“ exposition 🙂

    And it’s true, since only when I find myself without peace of mind, I feel urged to make a lot of blah blah (or scribble scribble 😉 ). But as soon as I am at peace, I feel no urge to tell anything to anyone, and I state that God’s peace can be contagious as well. Currently, it’s quite different. Not because of lacking peace but because of being down with influenza. As soon as I open my mouth, people run into danger of becoming infected with ‘cough cough sniff sniff sneeze’!

    Without any peace of mind my thoughts consist of complete rubbish. I think about what went wrong, what is wrong, and what could be wrong in the future. However, when by God’s grace He gave me His peace before, then I can say that

    (1) with the Lord I don’t feel uninspired…I know when to speak, and when to be silent
    (2) His peace eases my mind, that is, enables me to allow the pressure to fade away…
    (3) I don’t bother about anything because I know and feel that there will be day when ALL our broken plans will have mended…

    It’s always worth the wait for the golden days with God, the days when His ‘endless love project’ with us will be accomplished. Being close to Jesus’ loving heart means that we can find a safe place and finally peace…a peace that will never fall into pieces 🙂

  2. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) says:

    Since God’s peace is a supernatural fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22), I cannot do anything to feel (more) peaceful but simply pray to God in order to “receive” His peace, and keep on waiting until He has answered that prayer on my behalf.

    However, any time I find peace of mind and hope in my heart, every day passes by in irreplaceably deep tranquility. But it’s potentially this waiting for an answered prayer if I may sound a little more confident here.
    Maybe I should stay focused and keep my eyes on what He who can soothe and quench my desires wants from me (Ps 37:4; Rev 22:17)? Now and then I feel it would be better to live by taking a leap of faith…

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