DAY 17: The Man Who Meant Well
Proper placement in life is critically important to our effectiveness and success. God is trying to overemphasize that you don’t just go out in life anywhere you want to go, doing anything you want to do just because you feel like it. If you are a child of God, He has a plan for your life. He has a place where that plan will unfold. Many times people struggle because of their resistance to move to the next thing, or even the next place God has for them. They decide where they will live and what they will do, to their own folly. And then there are those who are quick to jump to the next best offer or financial gain.
I have seen people who were really involved and connected in their church, leave because they were offered more money if they relocated. We have to cultivate sensitivity to the voice of God in these matters. If God is calling you to a new place, many times it will be preceded by a genuine discomfort in the place where you are. Proper placement demands death to pride and sensitivity at the feet of Jesus in prayer.
Read Deuteronomy 12. Take time to take notes as you go, and always put a month and year next to any notes you take or verses that minister to you.
Do you feel you are in your proper placement in life?
If not, are you willing to bring your availability before the Lord and give Him permission to do whatever He chooses for you to do instead?
Contentment is being content in whatever circumstances you find yourself in. Yet calling, purpose, and proper placement are about completely different things. Is there discomfort in certain parts of your life? Take time before the Lord to ask Him about what you’re feeling.
FASTING TIP OF THE DAY
It is critical in these final days of the fast that you spend that much-needed time with the Lord in prayer and in the Word. Press in. You will find him!
Less of Me/More of Him, A 21-Day Fasting Study by Jentezen Franklin