Peace is God.
Peace is direction from God.
An uneasy feeling about pursuing something is God guiding you away from that path.
It can be so hard to step away from a direction you want to go because of something you want to accomplish or something you want to get, but if God is giving you that uneasy feeling, you’re fighting to go the wrong direction… God has something better.
God has a purpose and a plan for each of us.
And His plan, His will for each of us, is our best life.
It’s our most fulfilling life.
It’s our happiest life.
It’s our most content life.
It’s our perfect fit.
Outside of His will, is just us trying to shove the piece of the puzzle that we are into a part of the puzzle (His Kingdom) that doesn’t fit.
And that will never feel satisfying, because we weren’t built for that specific part… We weren’t built to fit there.
We may try to jam ourselves into that part of the puzzle, and with enough force point and say, “See this piece goes right there, right where I want to go.” But everyone can see it was jammed in there… maybe corners were bent, a piece cut off… it’s just so clear that the piece, you, was forced into fitting there… it, you, was not designed for that spot.
Your greatest you is where you were designed to fit.
God designed you with a combination of talents, gifts, personality that no one else has.
And what do we do?
We see people who we (think we) want to be, and then we strive to be like… just trying to bend ourselves to be like their unique God given design.
That’s a path of strife – not peace.
That’s a path of striving for what you think is fulfillment, and never being able to quite taste what you’re striving for because you can never live up to being that piece, that person.
It just doesn’t come naturally to you, so there’ll always be a struggle to be that.
That struggle is not your authentic self, and it’s your authentic self that is your best self.
It’s owning and fully loving who God created you to be, and pursuing the things that come naturally to you.
God gave you seeds of talent, and it’s through work that those seeds bloom into something that you’ll be the most fulfilled doing.
Don’t be that person that wants to be someone else.
Be fully you.
That’s the place where you will be filled with peace in what you pursue.
It will just feel good.
And you’ll likely have people complementing you, and giving you praise for how good you do that, which is just you, being the best you, you can be.
You are special.
You are unique.
The Creator specifically designed you.
Pray He will give you peace and direction to know exactly how your gifts and talents should be used, and let the peace He provides guide your decisions.
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