Trading Your Peace? Consider The Consequences.

In my dream, I had walked out the door. There was a little child who chasing a large winged creature. He was so happy. (The child…not the creature!) I walked back in the building with this sense of trepidation. I met with the editor of the paper. He spoke to me about me “making money” writing and left the room. I looked at the ledger board and I knew what I was making. I also knew what another was making. I felt this sense of competition rise up. Instantly, I judged my feeling. I refused to let myself be cajoled or dragged into someone else’s urgent place or even their thought process.2014-08-09 13.57.03

Now the dream may be more relevant to me on some levels, but there are two keys in the midst of this that many are walking right past, accepting the untruth of the enemy.

The first is the joy (Or the happiness.) of a child. The child was content to play outside, captured in thought and play, not caught up in urgency or fear.

Too many believers have traded their life of abundance for a life of fear. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Not…or two…but the whole enchilada! All of it is to manifest and be present. (You can be in the kingdom and not have the kingdom fulfilled in you. This is one of those areas. Like a child! Stop believing the lie that anxiety, stress, fear, etc., are necessary or ought to even be prevalent. This is the area we get to apply our faith to the “problem”.

The second area is the area of “wanting to be someone else” or comparing your gift to another. It is time to stop the “I want to be like” stuff and think about being like Jesus. (I am not talking about character or promises. I am talking about gifts and talents.)

In my dream the thought was to leave my place of rest, to trade it to be competitive. To give up what was God to be like someone else.

God likes your gift. He likes your talent. (He does want you to be better and what you are gifted at.)He is not asking you to preach like another. Or prophesy like one. He does want you take your giftedness and express it.

If I see a large lie that is trying to change people it is this. “You can not be peaceful or accepted.” It is the comparative thinking that often drives the wedge in the door to fear. The thought that “I am not enough”. And once that door is open other thoughts begin to flood in. Thoughts of lack and loss, thoughts of disappointment and discouragement. CLOSE THE DOOR! Or better yet, never open it!

Today!!! Is a day of peace and joy for you! Lay aside the weights of fear and fright. They hold you from your place of rest!

Now what usually happens when I say something like that is some will rise up and say “YAY!!! Enough is enough! I am going to live in peace and joy!” Others think “well, that may work for you, but you do not know my life.” You are right. Shall we compare “resumes” of bad times? I think not. Because He does and He can bring you comfort. And yet others will attempt to think it out, meanwhile the devil is setting traps. Sometimes you just got to say, “I got it! I accept it!” …Or not…

Trading Your Peace? Consider The Consequences.

Written by Lee Johndrow

Lee Johndrow

Lee is on staff as the Prophetic Ministry Leader at the Village Church where he functions as one of the prophetic grace. (You can visit their site at

He is the father of five wonderful children. Married for over 22 years to his wife Tina. 7 grandchildren as of September 22, 2014, with another one on the way! Loving life with family, friends, faith, fun and food!

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