One would think that being the peacemaker would be the easiest position to have. You can stay on everyone’s good side. You get to avoid the cycle of disagreements. You are the one others naturally gravitate to for a lending hand.
You should be in the perfect space to be at peace and bring peace—but a lot of the time, peace is the last thing a peacemaker feels.
Where peacemakers are supposed to bring less stress, they find they deal with more anxiety.
They choose to not argue what they believe to be inevitable.
They adapt to personalities in order to keep things moving smoothly.
They nod their heads in reluctant agreement because they know there isn’t any way to convince anyone otherwise.
They go with the flow, only to find themselves more of a pushover.
Their opinions fall on deaf ears because they aren’t aggressive with their feelings.
It becomes an exhausting task being a peacemaker.
Peacemakers leave a room and conversation feeling more defeated than at peace with the situation.
They are constantly debating internally how to best approach someone or a situation in order to achieve what they want, need, or think should take place.
Instead of coming into a situation at ease, they come into it with self-doubt and uncertainty.
But with all of these battles lost, the peacemaker is able to find avenues of success.
They are adaptable to situations, which allows them to learn more than the average person since they are better listeners than most.
They are able to assess a problem and solve it the first time because they took the time.
There is a reason God blesses the peacemakers.
He sees the struggles, the trials and tribulations, and the burdens they carry. Because though the peacemakers might have to work harder for what they want and most likely deserve, at the end of it all they are blessed in abundance.
And that blessing is why the peacemakers keep marching on.