Calm People

Do you know any calm people ?

You will know them because you feel calm when you are around them.

Calmness, or inner peace, is a quality that radiates to others, and comforts them.

I was sitting by the harbour yesterday, enjoying the reflections in the exceptionally calm water.

I was thinking about the calm people in my life, and the qualities that they have in common. Here are some of their characteristics:

  • they live in the moment. This is the calmest place to be.
  • they are excellent listeners, and do not interrupt
  • they rarely seem to be in a hurry
  • they move, and speak, relatively slowly
  • their voices are soothing, and not loud
  • they are optimistic and encouraging

  • they do not complain, and do not discuss negative topics
  • they don’t gossip about others
  • they have a great sense of humour, and laugh easily
  • they are flexible, and can ‘go with the flow.’

The friends and family members I know who are genuinely calm, and possess inner peace, are those who stay focused on Christ.

Christianity is a religion based on relationship. We serve and worship a loving God, who desires a personal friendship with each one of us, through Jesus.

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, offers us a deep inner peace, and a confidence, and calm, that the world cannot give.

He asks that we trust him, and that we obey him.

As we see how he is with us through every circumstance in life, and how he provides for us so miraculously, our faith grows stronger, and our sense of calm grows. The Lord is indeed with us always (Matthew 28:20)

Let us ask for the grace to share the peace of Christ with others.

49 thoughts on “Calm People

      1. I completely agree with you Sally…..calmness comes from resting in the bosom of God….knowing irrespective of what’s happening….He’s still going to work it for our good…somehow, anyhow🤗🎀🤗

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    1. Thanks so much.
      Yes, people do tell me that I am calm, and yes, I feel calm, because the Lord has stayed with me through some extremely traumatic events.
      Some of it is temperament, too, as I am a classic ‘Type B’ personality.

      My husband tells me that he has never seen anyone who is so skilled at ‘doing nothing’ as I am.
      It is my gift. 😁
      I greatly appreciate your comment.

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  1. I liked this post theme. I find moments of calm especially in nature. It doesn’t even have to be sunny, I love talking out loud in prayer and sometimes the rain and wind is perfect for thinking. I think nature just helps me to be more focused and less distracted so I can hear the small quiet voice speaking to me.

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  2. Thanks Sally. There are seven spiritual gifts listed in Romans Chapter 12 that reflect temperament and personality in part. They say there are four general personality types that can be further broken down to 16 and these seem to be quite accurate. I think calm people, those who are most often calm, if they are being themselves, are largely being who the Lord made them to be. We can all be calm when required. And you are so right that the Lord blesses us with a calm attitude that comes from Him and we are very wise to partake of it.

    Survival and the general stresses of life can challenge our desired hoped for demeanor and I think it takes more work for some people to chill out, but all is possible with Him. Maybe we should strive for the right balance. It’s hard to be calm when we have six or eight plates spinning around us that must be attended to, but because we know the Lord is always in control we should probably challenge ourselves to stay calm when staying calm is not so easy.

    I always thought it was pretty funny when the Lord was sleeping in the boat out in the middle of the Sea of Galilee when the big storm suddenly arose and it looked like they might get swamped. The apostles were certainly not calm but were in great fear, and when they woke Him He basically asked “What’s the problem now, guys?” (Now what?)

    “But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

    Blessings to you! (And thanks for being the calm one.)

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    1. Hi !
      Thanks for a great comment.
      Yes, it is interesting how the Lord slept during the storm. I was thinking about that today.
      Yes, as you say, the Lord gives us all our temperaments, and places all of us
      In his Kingdom where we can be most effective. 🌷🤗

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      1. Yes, I agree. It’s a matter of finding out who we are in the Lord and operating accordingly. What follows are the seven gifts, also termed Motivational Gifts. Each is unique. Some are quite different from the other. Every believer has one of these which is predominant:

        “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.” [Romans 12:4-8]

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      2. Thanks for sharing these important verses.
        God, who loves infinite variety, knows exactly how he has created us, and where to place us for his glory, if we are willing to trust him, and co-operate with him. 🤗🌷
        It is great to see you working powerfully in your spiritual gifting. 🤗

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  3. I like how you said Christianity is a religion based on a relationship. How true!

    Your character traits of calm people are ones I want more of in my life.
    My struggle is remaining calm when others around me are not.
    Blessings.

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    1. Hi David!
      Thank-you for your comment.
      Yes, I agree, it is challenging to remain calm when others around us are not, since emotions are ‘contagious’ to a certain degree.
      Yes, for sure, our faith is all about relationship, and I know that the Lord is pleased when we keep sharing that message.

      So many people know about Jesus, but do not know him as Saviour, King, and friend.
      May God give us the grace to keep telling others about the friendship that Christ offers to those who will turn to him in repentance and trust. 🤗🌷

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  4. Amen Sally. When we are calm, we also make better choices and decisions in life. So it is good in the moment and for the future. I am usually pretty calm and am thankful to the Lord for that. If we can remain calm in the midst of chaos, we know our feet are planted on the right foundation. God bless.

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    1. Thanks, Diane, for reading, and for your comment.
      As we know, when we have followed the Lord for a number of years, he is so perfectly trustworthy that it becomes increasingly easy to stay calm.

      Yes, for sure, when we are calm we make better decisions for ourselves, and for those around us. 🤗🌷

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  5. Excellent post! Which is why I chose you as one of my nominees for the Liebster Award. I understand that not everyone chooses to participate in them. Just wanted to make sure you knew 🙂

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  6. The first thing I ask for when I got saved was, “wisdom”. The second thing was calmness in my soul, it was harder to get. My growing up years and early married years were anything but calm and my personality fit right into it all. I am that Martha who listen to Jesus as she worked instead of sitting calming at His feet. I beg God to make me like Mary until my pastor told me one time a leopard cannot change it spots. I was suppose to be a Martha and my prayer should be, make me the best Martha for you Lord. He has certainly taken a lot of anxiety out of me and let me with more of a passion for Him. This is a great post, filled with wisdom and truth. Thank you.

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  7. I enjoyed this piece immensely. I had forgotten about something until now. A few years ago, one of my friends presented me with the title of [disarming]. The conversation continued on, and we discussed calmness. Thanks for helping to trigger that memory.

    Joe

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