Romans 12:18 is the founding scripture for Origins of Peace. The construction of the scripture allows for self-reflection, self-evaluation and self-actualization.
By being open to understanding who you are at your core, what you desire most and what you are capable of accomplishing allows you to challenge the way you handle and process information.
The first phrase of the verse, “if it is possible”, allows you to question your willingness to think, process and act.
The next phrase of the verse, “as far as it depends on me” provides the opportunity to align your thoughts and actions to ensure your personal belief system aligns with what you are putting out into the world.
The final phrase in the verse, “live at peace with everyone”, establishes the goal and objective to strive for.
To make the verse a little more prescriptive, I’ve rearranged it into an easy-to-follow formula:
As Far as it depends on me / If it is possible = live at peace with __________________.
My personal belief is that peace begins within each of us. If we expect to begin the process of living at peace with everyone, we first have to be at peace with ourselves in all areas. This is not a small task and takes quite a bit of evaluation and action.
We all experience some type of conflict within, but if there is a desire to move beyond the conflict, it is possible!
The last thing to understand is this: The word everyone is interchangeable with everything. This involves taking a deep dive into your 8 Wellness Dimensions to understand how you show up in each area.
Now put the formula to work – Take your effort, divide it by infinite possibility and receive the rewards of peace. Peace is available to you. Put your belief and effort to work in order to obtain it.
My intuitive nature reveals to me that God wants us to do everything within our power to live at peace, but he does not expect us to accomplish this without his help.
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18, NIV
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