Right where you are
Last week was quite unusual. At least in the south US, things came to a halt. Airports, schools and workplaces were closed due to traffic and weather conditions and many were stranded on the streets. It got me thinking to never underestimate the places where you were assigned to be at any moment in a situation.
Sometimes God’s places us in weird places or even alone for a purpose. You don’t know when the place where you think that you’re uncomfortable and stranded is an opportunity to witness to a person. A simple conversation that starts about a delay can end up in a healing conversation. Isaiah 43:10 says“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me”
If you were like me, locked inside your house there are many things that could be done. If you have family, when was the last time that all of you spent time together? Take opportunities like this to get out, play with your children, and find out what’s going on with that teenager that’s been giving you a headache. Use that fireplace that you’ve never used and burn marshmallows on a stick and create the perfect time for a conversation. Look at your spouse, when was the last time that you had a romantic moment?
If you live alone, It was a good time to rest from the craziness of life, instead of trying to craze out of the house. Contact those family members or friends who you haven’t talk to in years. Write that letter that you’ve been putting off forever. I know I did. Anyway, seek God and find out why in this time and in your current circumstances what is the purpose of your place, as it is no coincidence that you are where you are. (Matthew 10:29-31)
I hope you enjoyed this time in a way or another.Now that we’re back to the everyday routine, take time to evaluate how every second of your life has a purpose an enjoy your life, right there were you are. Live with purpose. Live intentional, regardless of your surroundings
Seize the moment and live every moment with purpose to live a fulfilled life.
Posted on January 18, 2011, in Inspirational Thoughts and tagged airport, casting crowns, christianity, Conversation, God, Gospel of Matthew, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Jesus, Old Testament, postaweek2011, Religion and Spirituality, snow storm, stranded, witness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.