What do you think God wants to do in your life? What do you think He wants you to do in your life?
The answers to those questions more than likely change as time goes on. Why? Because the work that God is doing is a process. Each day builds on the faith and maturity gained from the previous one. If we are in Christ, we are not who we used to be and tomorrow we will be different still.
While we are in this process, how do we know if we are in the right place? Working at the right job? Going to the right school? Marrying the right person? Choosing the right church? Does God even care about these choices? I think He does.
Praying about God’s will for your life is a good place to start. Seeking confirmation from the Bible, from friends and from circumstances would certainly be in order, as well.
Many of us have found ourselves in a place that "looked" good, but somehow, it just didn’t feel right. Something was just not fitting in. Even if the job, the school, the fiance or the church seemed to be exactly the right choice, an element was missing. It may have been the lack of validation from God. If so, you may have reluctantly walked away, asking Him, "So, what do I do now?"
Waiting on God’s timing may not be the choice we most readily make. It is, however, the best choice. Glancing back, we see previous times in our lives through lenses of experience. Some choices may have seemed inviting, yet we can clearly see that we didn’t belong there.
Look at the photo below. The spring blossoms from ground cover plants are beautiful and lush. The fish are colorful and vibrant. But what’s wrong with this picture? Ground cover doesn’t grow where fish need to be and fish cannot live where ground cover grows. If either were to change places to compensate for the other, they would eventually perish.
What do you think God wants you to do in your life? Are you currently a fish out of water or a plant submerged?
I want to know where God wants me to be, doing what He wants me to do.
What about you?