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I have great news!

I have great news!

How do you feel about your job?  You know, the thing you spend most of your waking life doing?  Does your heart burn with passion as you run out the front door with one sock half on because you're so excited to get to work?  How does this contrast with your sense of urgency as you walk (trot) out the door of the office on Friday afternoon?

Now I don't want to assume anything, here.  You may love your gig - and good for you if you do.  We should love our jobs.  A job - any job - is a gift and is something to be thankful for.  But not everyone has a job that is easy to appreciate.  Proctologists, for example.  Not fun.

At a pivotal time in my life where I was sorting out my career, I read the following verse and it changed my thinking forever:

Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.  (1 Corinthians 7:17 ESV)

What God is telling us in His word here is that He assigns us our life.  He is telling a beautiful story in which He is the hero and we are the recipient of His immeasurably great love.  He is the author and He is in control of the story.  You sit over here where the lighting is good, then the breeze will blow while you think of the one who got away as you email your proctologist.  As created beings in God's story it is natural for us to kick the dirt and pity ourselves when things aren't going well.  But here is the good news:

You are right where God wants you.

 Here's the deal - if God can change our circumstances and has not yet done so, we must come to grips with the fact that we are where He wants us.  God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving.  He is not surprised by your hardship at work, my friend.  And if you knew what God knows, you'd play it the exact same way for your own good.  Just wait.

If you read on in 1 Corinthians 7, you'll notice that Scripture is not suggesting that we are where we are and we must remain there forever.  Life is dynamic and changes constantly, but today is the day God has granted us and so today, you are where you should be.  And though that may not feel like it, that is great news.

What would it look like to trust that God has you right where He wants you today?

God and gains

God and gains

Worthy of admiration: the Prince of Preachers

Worthy of admiration: the Prince of Preachers