Note: This is the third in a five part series on devotionals for adults from CentriKid camps. See part one for more information.
STATION 3: Peace Through Trusting God’s Purpose
Grab a sheet of paper and write out some of the labels of responsibility you have in life. (Ex. kids minister, mom, boss, pastor, brother, child of God, etc.)
Looking at each of the titles that you carry on a daily basis, do you consider yourself to have peace about where you are in life?
Think back to a few years ago. Were any of these titles part of your goals and dreams?
Many books, sermons, and discussions have taken place around “finding the purpose for your life” and finding “God’s calling for your life.” While these are meant to be motivational, we often end up stressed about our current circumstances and our future callings. Our God promises us that He will never leave or forsake us. He can provide peace about the purpose for your life.
Read the following passages:
Some of you are here right now questioning about whether or not you are where you are supposed to be. It is not a bad thing to question where God has you right now, but you must ultimately trust His plan above all else. If you want to have absolutely peace about your life’s calling, you must first have absolutely trust in God’s purpose.
Take some time to pray about where God is leading you in your current situation in life, both personally and professionally or maybe even at school. He may be calling you to make a change, or He could be calling you to stay right where you are. He alone can reveal His purpose and provide the peace to make a decision.
After you pray, write down a few thoughts or phrases related to your goals and where you feel that God is leading you right now on the sheet of paper you used earlier. Now the challenge is to cut a hole big enough in the paper to fit yourself through.
Is there any way? This is like our life when we try to force things or plans that are not aligned with God’s purpose. They just don’t fit!
Now, try cutting the paper like this. We must trust God to mold us and change us so that our thoughts and goals match with His. When we are trusting God’s purpose, we can have the peace that we will always be right where God wants us to be.