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The Secret Place Devotion – The Right Answer

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My following devotion was the December 31st reading in The Secret Place devozine winter 2013-2014 issue.

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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.)

Head on over to Judson Press to order a subsciption to the quarterly Secret Place devotional magazine.

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Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

2 thoughts on “The Secret Place Devotion – The Right Answer

  1. I truly believe you should come to my house twice a month and clean it. It would only be the “right” thing to do 😉 Love you!!

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