Soul Peace

There’s a subtle restlessness in our soul that craves the very activities we were created to do. If you were created to teach, your soul will dwell in a state of dissatisfaction until you find some way to teach.

We were all created in the image of God. He is an artist, an inventor, a counselor, a writer, a speaker, a judge, a botanist, a physician, a king, a shepherd, a musician. He’s everything that ever was or is or will be, and we are created in His image to reflect at least one aspect of His workmanship.

But when we miss or even dismiss the thing we were created to do, a void begins to open in the Inner Man, and the chasm is uncomfortable. Sometimes we try to stuff the hole with busy schedules.  If we do more things, we think, the void will be filled. Sometimes we fill it with food, or substances, subconsciously trying to numb the discomfort of the opening.

In America, there’s a great tendency fill the void with amusement. In fact, I often think Americans view amusement as a high calling – something to pursue at all costs.

But there is a certain peace for those who make themselves aware of what it is they were created to on this side of heaven. It’s a persistent kind of peace that can transcend life’s stressors. For those who take the next step and actually begin doing the things they were created to do, there is an even more pervasive peace that becomes the substance of hope.

Every person longs for it, and as parents, it’s what we want for our children. Our hope is that they would hear God and understand who He created them to be. And that they would seek after that calling with all their strength and be used mightily by God to impact heaven.

Let’s model soul peace for our children, walking in the plans and the purpose God has for our own lives, so that we can disciple them and point them with confidence in the direction God has planned for their lives.

Jenni Stahlmann

Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.

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Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.

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2 thoughts on “Soul Peace

  1. Wow that is confirmation to me. Thank you. Thank you.
    I had the gift of knowing my calling at a very young age. It wasn’t easy though yet I have been able to do some amazing things in life. Now I am rearing a daughter who is even more”out of the box” than I was.It’s wonderful,challenging (in society) and sometimes a little scary. She is strongly gifted in many ways yet nothing “mainstream.” I have faith that God will direct her and us and open the doors according to her gifting.

    • God seems to be in the “out-of-the-box” business. So, as she develops her relationship with Him and walks in the Spirit and obeys His voice, he will surely direct her steps into all He as planned!

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