Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Your Place

Monday night I ran into a friend at a local burrito joint. We were talking about contentment when you are restless with your current season/place. I tried to quote from memory one of my favorite verses regarding this and couldn't come up with the reference (a common problem for me).

I searched for it for a while that night to no avail. As I was looking for it again today I found it. I looked at the date of the original post and noticed it was exactly 3 years ago(to the day). I felt it was coincidental enough that it bore mentioning and repeating. What a great Word. Maybe God intended this specifically for you today.

Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. I Corinthians 7:17 (NIV)

And I love the Message translation as well:

Don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. I Corinthians 7:17a (The Message)

May we not be so busy looking back or looking forward we miss the beauty of what is right before us...and all the incredible things God is doing in us and through us in THIS moment.

13 comments:

Renee said...

what a great reminder! thanks. and how easy to sometimes (ok, often) become discontent when we are in the midst of raising little ones to serve Him...it's tiresome, but it's what we have be been called to do.

Vivtoria said...

Wow. I needed that. I am a twenty year old christian who just became a mother after a one night,uhm, encounter. I love my son more than anything, but there are times it is hard to not wish I was with my friends and have the freedom I use to. God has affirmed to me over and over that my son is a gift and he is right were God intended him to be. Thank you for posting this. I feel this was ment for me today! Our God is a good, good God-even when I feel lost and unsure. To God be the glory!

Renee said...

I was praying for some guidance from God last night around 1:30 because my daughter has been waking up a ton at night lately...she is almost three. I kept reminding myself this exact thing. It is a nice reminder. Thank you for the verse reference.

Sunni said...

The Lord led me to the exact same scripture on Tuesday. Wow! And yes, I always need to be reminded of that. :)

Pam said...

Such a good word! I will be passing this on to my oldest daughter as well, since she is struggling mightily with being "here" right now. You always inspire me, JMom.

Alisha Harris said...

I have been really in a hard place lately wishing I could quit my job and stay home full-time with my little boy, but finances will not allow right now.Then I happend across your blog today!!! Thank you for posting that! I needed to hear that!

storey said...

Man, I needed that! I mean, I love where I am and know without a doubt that its where He's got me BUT its hard to not wish that I had my best friends here or family or incredible families like you guys! He's got me with who I am suppose to be with! I need to let that sink in a bit :) Love you!

Enough happiness said...

You probably wonder why I read your blog since we are in such different stages of life. But posts like this and scripture verses like this are so universal.
That's why I keep reading.

lillies & lattes said...

this verse touches my heart... i'm definitely struggling with living in the present instead of wishing for the past or hoping for a different future... THANK YOU for your inspiring blog.

Lauren! said...

Ummm.... WOW! I was just talking to a co-worker about how I am getting antsy in my current job (teacher... now teaching summer school!). I still feel called to do it, but I'm eager to spend more time with my son. THANK YOU for this!!! I am where I am supposed to be right now!!

KirkKrew said...

Loved this verse - so applicable to so many people and situations! I "borrowed" it for my FB status! Thanks for sharing!!

Kirsten said...

What a timely post! Thank-you!

Maria(h) said...

Needed this one today! I've been guilty of wishing time forward lately. We have an almost three year old who is going through a difficult stage. Instead of embracing the sweet tender moments he shares, I continue steaming from the latest tantrum. Meanwhile I'm also missing out on precious moments with our four week old. I'm praying for patience during the turbulence and appreciation for my gifts at ALL times of the day.