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The Point is Peace
by Rebekah Brazell
10/19/12
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I must admit it was not my first time. I have done this multiple times before and each time I wonder, am I the only one? Once again, tonight I sat in the quiet of my living room and began my list of what I'm involved in or what I'm committed to. I've always been a visual person, so when I'm feeling overwhelmed I wonder, "Am I over-committing myself?". So once again, I listed out the titles: "Mother, Wife, Scentsy Consultant, Aspiring Author, Choir Participant, Weekly Chiropractor Patient, Yoga participant, Squadron Spouse Chair, and Church member" Some are older titles, some new. However the feeling is the same. Hopeless. Pointless. So I begin to pray. Asking God, why after listing all these important roles do I wonder "what's the point". Then it hits me! These are important, yes. But these are not what life is about! No, I still didn't have the answer to what the point of life is, but I knew the point wasn't to collect titles and positions. I began reading and came to a common verse, but I saw it in a way that I've never seen before. It's when Jesus is telling his disciples that he must go. He says "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." Wait! Did you miss the part that I've missed before too? "PEACE". Why did Jesus come to this world and teach us all these things? Peace. He desires us to find peace. This world has many things, titles, goals, treasures, hopes, and dreams; but none will ever give us peace. Jesus will give us peace. I am grateful for the opportunities and responsibilities I've been given by God while on this earth. However, I have finally come to a place of seeing that the point of this life is to have true peace in Jesus. We find that peace by reading and studying His words. Today, if you're like me, and tired of the world's focus on titles, remember you are not alone. Jesus is not surprised by us feeling this way. He knew the way of the world and knew that we would need peace from Him as we lived in this world of trouble. Titles, responsibilities, and commitments are a good thing and sometimes a godly thing, but they are not the point of this life. The Point is Peace.

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