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.