Proverbs 27:8 (NIV®)
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
This gem of wisdom—“Don’t be like a restless bird flitting to and fro”—is an invitation to a settled life. Being “settled” seems to be a negative for some people, but fulfillment as a Christ-follower is connected to a sense of place. God said to Abraham, “I want you to leave where you are because I have a place for you.” I believe God has a place for each of us, a place of service, a place in the body of Christ, even a geographic place. God has a place for you!
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am not just another one of Your children. Thank You that You know everything about me and have a plan just for me. Thank You that You have a place for each of us. Help us as we seek Your will and wisdom about where that place is. Give us courage as we move out of our comfort zones to go to wherever or whatever You have called us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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