Where You Are Matters

Road in the UAE.Image via Wikipedia
You have been wandering around...long enough; turn... 
Deuteronomy 2:3

God's plan for your life always involves your gifts, His timing, and being in the right place. But three things can keep that from happening: fear of failing, unwillingness to leave your comfort zone, and being swayed by the opinions of others. There came a point where, in order to enter the Promised Land, God said to Israel, 'You have been wandering around...long enough; turn..'(Deuteronomy 2:3 NIV) When you reach this point it's crucial that you say yes to God and be willing to step out in faith. During a famine God said to the prophet Elijah: ' 'Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there." So he did what the Lord had told him...and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook' (1 Kings 17:3-6 NIV).

God's plan for your life is always connected to a place. Jesus '...had to go through Samaria' (John 4:4 NIV). Why? To meet a woman who was destined to reach that city with the gospel. You can't just go where you like, God will honour you when you're where He wants you to be. God has promised to bless you, but sometimes He has to reposition you in order to receive His blessing. It was when Ruth moved to Bethlehem that she met Boaz and married him. It was when Bartimaeus went to where Jesus was that he received his sight. Where you are matters!
Used with permission from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here for the UK and Republic of Ireland.


Anonymous said…
"Where you are matters"
I like that. Timely, too!
Good word from UCB, Mike.
Steve said…
Thanks for this message.
Wanda said…
Thanks for sharing this Mike. I think too many of us think we can have it our way. If we're in the place other than where God has called us, we are out of position.
Pietro said…
"Where you are matters", it's so true. God's plan for our life includes certainly places, people, situations, friendships, feelings, thoughts. God's view is immeasurable in comparison with our narrow horizon.
lioneagle said…
Hi Mike -

I love this piece. It has particular meaning because of something a friend of mine just recently experiencd. She just moved, about 2 weeks ago, to the place where our Lord desires her to be and the change in her is a true blessing!

Thank you, Mike, for sharing this.
photowannabe said…
I had to share this on Facebook. its a good word for my day. Thanks Mike.