Have you ever been so agitated by someone or something that you completely lost your peace, and your cool? I have. In fact, recently, I came to a monumental personal revelation—I have been giving in to agitation all my life, and I needed to make some changes.

realized that becoming agitated and angry because of people, situations, and circumstances was a pattern of behavior that was robbing me of my joy and peace. Then, the Lord began to show me some things about agitation that absolutely transformed my thinking. I began to see that agitation is really a manifestation of fear that is designed to steal our peace.

As challenging as it may seem, we must make a quality decision to not become agitated. An important thing to know about agitation is that it is fear-based. In fact, whenever agitation is present, it is an indication that fear is there. And fear is produced by unbelief. In other words, when we don’t believe what God’s Word has to say about a particular issue, we will become afraid.

Why does the enemy attack us with agitation? He does this in an attempt to steal our peace, which happens to be one of our most valuable spiritual assets. Fortunately, when we grab on to the Word of God during times of agitation, it will settle our hearts and calm our souls. In John 14:27 Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” The same peace that carried Jesus through His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, the scourging with the cat-o’-nine tails, the crucifixion, and his trip to the pit of Hell and back is the peace He has left to us! Our job is to meditate on the Word of God and the peace of God during times of agitation. We must decide beforehand that we will not be agitated.

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article courtesy of Creflo A Dollar

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