While dreams and planning are crucial to our lives - sometimes we need to settle in to where God has us in the here and now. I think far too often we're so busy looking down the road, that me miss the ministry that is staring us in the face in the present.
Did you know that it is quite possible that God has placed you in just the perfect place He most wants to use you right now?! Check this out:
1 Corinthians 12:18 (ESV)
But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as He chose.
The context of this verse is about the various parts of a body and how an eye cannot declare he doesn't want to be an eye - for how would the body see. And an ear cannot not declare that he doesn't want to be an ear - for how would the body hear.
I loved this verse this morning for it was a great reminder to me that God arranged exactly where I am and what I'm doing. While I can prepare for future places, I don't need to get so entangled with what's to come that I miss my current assignment. And my current assignment is a wonderful one: wife of 8 years, mother to 2 young children, Pastor's wife, local Women's Minister, blogger with friends who follow faithfully, mentor to young ladies serving the Lord ardently, Bible study teacher - Whew!... this is a great place to be!!!
I don't know where you are this morning... but I hope that you find comfort that
where you're living
the place that you're serving
is a God arranged place.
He chose it just for you for His purpose and His glory. Now go and live this "God arranged, chosen" place to the fullest!