A Place and Purpose

My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. JOHN 10:10 TLB 

It’s not going to be a place, a position, or a perfect circumstance that gives us true peace; it’s going to come through the overcomer of the world. It’s not going to be a world-derived solution that helps us get through our days; it’s going to be the supernatural strength of God. And it’s not going to be through earthly avenues that we discover our deepest purpose, because it’s found in the One who created the earth and everything in it—and that includes us!  

Every day is a good day to let the peace of God push out the stress. It’s good to daily surrender our worries and meditate on how perfectly God cares for us and how perfectly we’re created to follow our hearts’ passions. We’ve been given all we need to do the things in life God has for us to do, to live our lives to the fullest. It’s so important to take time to listen to our hearts. 

The love of God will lead us. Even when it looks like our lives have been derailed or overrun by pressures from the world or expectations we put on ourselves. Grace has all the giving room we’ll ever need. It reaches us even when we’re running in the wrong direction—frustrated by disappointment, fighting against fear, and forgetting the truth. We lose sight of the power and determination of God’s love. We can never be separated from it. 

“God made everything with a place and purpose” (Proverbs 16:4 THE MESSAGE). When we’re in a difficult place, even as the result of our choices, God’s love is with us to guide our steps gently and faithfully. And the beautiful part is, He’ll use everything we go through to help us grow and to reveal the deeply devoted, absolute, and immovable nature of His love. 

Dear God, The desires of my heart begin with You. The path of my purpose is in Your hands. Give me wisdom to hear You and faith to follow You every day. 

This is an excerpt from The Mountains are Calling: 90 Devotions for Peace & Solitudea devotional journal now available on DaySpring.com. Shop all books, journals, and devotions from DaySpring here.