The problem is not that there is chaos around you, as you need to focus on what is happening inside you.
God is much more concerned about how you are than how things around you are…
He’s in us…
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”1 John 4:4
In Acts 16 we see the story of when Paul was arrested. He was in captivity, but Paul’s inside was at peace and that set him free. In the story of Mark 4, when the storm hits, Jesus was at peace within and the storm stoped. Their states of mind, the feeling of peace within them coming from God changed the environment.
What is within us has enough power to transform everything around us, it is not the other way around…
When we fear the Lord, prosperity and peace accompany us wherever we are. Even if the environment calls you to make mistakes, to sin, to lie, to steal… If your principles are well established and your interior is at peace in Him, the environment is changed, not you.
1st step: Obedience
“We must obey God rather than human beings!”Acts 5:29
But we also cannot go too thirsty, believing that we, with our own strength, can change the world alone.
The strength is His, the will is His and the final word is His. If He doesn’t want a specific environment to be modified by you, leave, withdraw. Don’t let yourself be swallowed by that place, God will raise other people and situations so that the transformation can be made. Remove yourself, praying for it, because sometimes you are not yet prepared in Him for this action.
The objective we must have is to obey and follow the call that God gives us, where He leads us with our hearts filled with His peace, even if with fear, but with faith and hope moving us.
Firm on principles
“Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor. Blessings and prosperity will be yours.”Psalms 128:1-2
I talk about obeying the Father because, if we try to change an environment without preparing ourselves in Him and without filling ourselves with the peace of the Lord, we run the risk of being distracted by the world, and the environment begins to get inside us.
That’s why our interior needs to be focused on the Creator, as we don’t have enough strength alone. When our inner self is at peace and we seek the Kingdom first, people see a different glow coming from us. The shine of the Holy Spirit.
It is from this that God acts. This is how God raises the right people, at the right times, for transformations and miracles to happen in the right way: His.
Don’t focus on how the environment around you is, because God doesn’t care about that. He wants to know where your heart is. If you are in Him, being filled with the peace that surpasses all understanding. He works through it.
God did not call you to see the scenario, but to remain firm in your principles and faith.