1 Peter 3:11 (AMP) 11 Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!]
We cannot just hope for peace, but we have to pursue it. We need to find things that are stealing our peace in our life and get rid of those things. We need to have peace with God, peace with other people, and peace with ourselves.
We have a relationship with God and we need to make sure we are at peace with God. A way to keep peace with God is to not knowingly sin. If we knowingly or unknowingly sin, repent immediately. We will never have peace with God or ourselves if we are disobeying God. If you know deep down inside you should not be doing something and you do it anyway your inner-peace gets off balance. Do things that you have peace about doing.
Keep peace with other people. Just because someone else does something they have peace about, it does not mean it is something that we should be doing. We need to work according to our own peace. We also don’t want to judge others for making different decisions than us. Focus on the things you like about other people rather than the things you do not like and it will help you keep peace with them. Everything does not have to go your way. What is right for us may not be right for somebody else. We are all on our own personal destiny with God. God has an individual purpose for each and every one of us.
Paul worked real hard not to be self-centered and to let others have their own opinion. We tend to work over-time to make everyone agree with and understand our point of view and opinion. We could increase our peace tremendously if we made the decision not to give our opinion to others unless someone asked us for it.
We also have to have peace with ourselves. Make decisions over your life that will not steal your peace. We will always make mistakes and we are lucky that God loves us just the way we are – He chose us on purpose.
1 Corinthians 10:33 (AMP) 33 Just as I myself strive to please [to accommodate myself to the opinions, desires, and interests of others, adapting myself to] all men in everything I do, not aiming at or considering my own profit and advantage, but that of the many in order that they may be saved.