Tesir (also known as Ty) & his wife Kristi are the owners of Teck Builders, a thriving custom home building company in central Iowa. As you know, running a thriving business is no easy task. I asked Tesir to share with us his secrets to staying in peace in the midst of major productivity.
Let's look at the keys he shared now:
I have found that staying in peace is a choice and an action. It’s about being intentional with the Lord. Peace was given to us for free, but the world is always trying to rob us of it. I believe that peace is a priceless commodity, and I do everything that I can to keep it in my life.
I start my day off with worship music. Even during meetings at my office, I have it playing in the background. I have found that it is always good to have worship music playing because it calms me down and helps me to find peace in the midst of my storms. I run a construction business here in Iowa and as the leader, it can be very difficult to find peace. Worship music always brings me into contact with peace.
Another way that I find peace is through relationships. I have people in my life who I talk to on a day-to-day basis. These people are joyful. I think finding joyful people brings peace into your life because joy is a symptom of peace.
I have learned to be aware of who is in my life and what they bring into it; some people bring joy and others bring havoc and chaos. It’s wise to stay aware of what people are bringing into your life. And I’m not saying to always spend time with church people, I’m saying that you should surround yourself with uplifting people who share the same values as you.
For awhile I didn’t talk to anyone and that’s exactly what the world will tell you do: stay quiet and stay to yourself. When you stay to yourself you’re having a dialogue between yourself and Who-Knows-Who. I have found that when you don’t want to talk to people is when you really should. The world tells you to look out for yourself, but the Father tells us to not do life alone.
We have also hired a full-time intercessor who prays for specifically for my family, my business, and my staff. Knowing there are people praying for me and my family brings me a lot of peace, too.
This is my advice to you if you are in search of peace in your life:
- always worship
- surround yourself with joyful people
- be aware of the negative people in your life
- don’t let negative thoughts isolate you
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