Have you noticed that troublemakers are usually not too hard to find? If there’s any kind of drama going on, they’re usually center stage.
They’re the ones who complain about everything and everybody. Their opinions are the only ones that matter. They seem to thrive on causing strife and talking negatively about others. The Bible calls them troublemakers and gossipers (Proverbs 16:28 ERV).
Peacemakers, on the other hand, bring life and light to situations. Proverbs 11:30 (ERV) says, “What good people produce is like a life-giving tree. Those who are wise give new life to others.” We need to be that type of person—one who is wise and produces life in every situation and gives life to everyone around us.
We should never jump on the bandwagon with people who want to stir up strife and who are troublemakers. The Bible says in Matthew 5:9 (NIV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” As God’s sons and daughters, we are called to be salt, light, and peacemakers on this earth. We are the ones people can count on to solve problems and bring peace in the middle of chaos!
THE TAKE AWAY
Develop a peacemaker’s attitude. When confronted with a negative situation, ask yourself, “What can I do to bring life and peace to this situation? How can I help solve or help ease the tension in this situation?” Pray and expect the Holy Ghost to give you wisdom and insight on how to make things better.
FIND YOUR PURPOSE
It’s easier to be a peacemaker when you are confident in who you are in Christ and when you begin to use your gifts to help others. Learn more with THE PURPOSE PACK.