My following devotion was the December 31st reading in The Secret Place devozine winter 2013-2014 issue.
The Right Answer
Society seems to script certain questions for each new life phase. We ask high school seniors about their college plans. We ask newlyweds when they plan to start a family. We ask stay-at-home moms what they are going to do to fill their time once their youngest children start school.
I have fielded all of those questions; most recently the last one. Each time someone asks, “What are you going to do now that your baby is in school?” I feel a certain amount of pressure to have “the right answer.” I sense an urgency to know exactly what my life is going to look like and how I’m going to reach my goals.
However, God has not promised to show us the blueprint for our entire lifespan in advance. Instead, we need to trust God with our future and rely on God’s wise counsel along the way. So instead of giving in to the pressure of coming up with “the right answer,” let’s place each day of the year ahead in the hands of God.
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8
(It’s easier said than done, but I so want to be more concerned about what God desires for me than what the world expects of me.)
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