Places

21 December 2019
‘God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it.’

God has specific purposes for us to do in specific places. The Bible says: ‘For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ (Ephesians 2:10 NIV). We’ll only truly flourish in the place where we belong, doing what God has called and equipped us to do. God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply’ (Genesis 1:22 NIV). But Adam was also told to ‘work’. He calls us to ‘work’ the place He’s put us in. He has placed us right where we are now in order to do His work. We need to be listening to God to make sure we don’t miss opportunities to do the work He’s called us to do. When we’re in the right place, doing the right thing, we can think it’ll all be easy because God’s in it. Trials and troubles will still come along, but because we know we’re where we’re supposed to be, we can keep our peace. These places may not necessarily be physical places. Sometimes we go through emotional places. Whether we’re going through a challenging time or a time of being really close to God, He has something for us to learn. Let’s not rush through those places. Instead let’s allow God to work in us and enjoy the journey. And if God’s calling us to a new place, physical or emotional, let’s step out and follow Him. God says: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go’ (Isaiah 48:17 NIV). He’s got things He wants to do in us and through us there.

 

 

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Do you feel like you’re where God wants you to be? If not, spend some time asking God to direct you to where He wants you. 

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