Your Present Station | 1 Corinthians 7:17
1 Corinthians 7:17 Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him to. This is the rule that I lay down in all the churches.
Are you happy with where you are in life? Are you always looking for the next “BIG” adventure? Do you find yourself always wanting to be where you’re not? Does tomorrow or yesterday always seem better than today? Now, granted, there are some stations in life that are not pleasant, and there are issues we want to get over and challenges we want to get through. But for many, maybe for you, life has become a series of daily discontentments.
Check out today’s passage. Believers are to live confidently in the station of life that God has assigned. I know it’s not always easy, but in each task God will give you all that is needed to do what He has called you to do. Life with God has mountain passages that expand our lungs, valleys that demand trust, challenges that stretch us, and storms that cause us to run to Him for protection.
And remember, your present station is not permanent. The right job will come. Grief will finally move out of your heavy heart. There will not always be diapers to change or two kids hanging onto your knees. You’ll survive the teenage years (okay, I can’t promise that). Healing will come…in this life or when you see Him face to face. Through it all, the Father is right there with you. Whatever your present station, you can experience and enjoy (yes, enjoy) the journey with Him.
Father, thank You for all the assignments You give me. There are some I don’t enjoy at the time. They cause pain, fear, and anxiety. And I want out of those situations. But help me to trust in You today. Give me strength to stand and confidence to endure. Work in my heart to make me Your man (woman). Even though my assignment today is difficult, I thank You for it. In Jesus’ name. Amen.