Where are You?

Where are you? We all have our own ideas of how we will serve God, where we will minister, and what we should be doing for God. However, not always are our plans the same as what God has in store for us. Look at what Paul says;

It has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. — Philippians 1:13-14

Paul wanted to go to Rome to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. And he eventually does get there. But he spends much of his early ministry in prison. We see many times throughout his letters and in the book of Acts where God uses him, in prison, to spread the gospel of Jesus. It wasn’t what he had in mind, but it is where he was.

Look at where God has put you, your job, your family and friends, your activities. God has you there for a reason. God can take your circumstances and use them for his good. It may not be what you had in mind…but it is where you are.

Robert McCracken, a New York City minister in the early 1900’s once said,

A man can be as truly a saint in a factory as in a monastery, and there is as much need of him in the one as in the other.

God has a plan that is far better than any we could have devised. Look at your surroundings and your circumstances that you are in. Look for how God is moving in them and how he is leading you to be his hands and feet. Just as Paul didn’t let his stays in prison stop him from spreading the word of Christ, neither should we wait for the perfect moment to serve God.

Go and be God’s servant, right where you are!

Published by jasonlautzenheiser

Christ follower, Husband and father to 4. Software developer by trade, football / baseball coach on the side. I also develop games in Unity and Monogame on the side as well as tools geared towards gamers.

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