Get Your Game Plan!

By: Frank Marshall

Isaiah 26:3, NKJV

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.


There are situations that occur at work that tend to rob us of the peace of God. It happens everywhere, and at every type of work and job. No surprise; our enemy knows no boundaries!

Why are we surprised when this happens? Don’t we know this is bound to happen sooner or later? Or do we suppose that the cares and people of this world will never interrupt God’s peace? How do we maintain the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7)?

I learned something important from the Boy Scouts: Always Be Prepared! My wife and I made it a point in raising our four sons to train them before a crisis came up. We learned early on that trying to teach them important lessons about life doesn’t work very well in the middle of wrongful behavior. Everybody is upset and emotions are running wild. Maybe we better prepare ahead of time. We thought that maybe we should consider beforehand the kinds of incidents that may arise and make a game plan with the kids on how to handle them.

Makes sense, doesn’t it? We have a game plan for our business in order to succeed. Shouldn’t we have a game plan for our spiritual life? I really enjoy the peace of God, and I don’t want to lose it!

I have observed that people often think they need answers when what they really need is the peace of God. I have a game plan for keeping God’s peace: When I sense a situation arising in which somebody or something is starting to rob me of that peace, I start silently praying, I thank you Lord, for keeping me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on you; because I trust in you.

So what am I saying? Get your spiritual game plan together. Work it. Re-work it. Keep working it. God wants to bless you with his peace. You can’t completely explain it, but you can completely experience it. When you have the peace of God you are able to make good decisions that are essential to your business life, your family life and your spiritual life. This is a life pleasing to God.


TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Choose a verse from scripture. The next time someone or something threatens to steal your peace, recite this verse to yourself before you react.