Living outside of God’s will for our lives is a dangerous place to be and can cause us to miss out on many of the blessings God has in store for us. What we must understand is that God is more interested in changing us than He is about changing our circumstances. As long as we are living by faith and according to what God has called us to do, where we are is exactly where we are supposed to be; even if it feels uncomfortable or unfamiliar. God will not allow a challenge to come into our lives unless He has a divine purpose for it. Nothing in life happens to us; it happens for us and if we keep the right attitude, God will use any circumstance for our good. Our circumstances allow us to repay evil with kindness which is an important lesson because what we give will be given unto ourselves. We must stop thinking, “If I could just…” We should be saying, “This is where God has me now and until He moves me, I will be happy and I will do what He has called me to do.” This is where God has me for this season and He has a very good reason for it: His.
When we live according to God’s will, we sow a seed for God to take us places we could never imagine. In our darkest moments, we have the opportunity to let our light shine so bright that many will see what illuminates us and Who we stand for. In return, their days will ultimately be brightened, but if all we do is complain and remain negative, nothing is going to change. We must strive to be the very best we can be, right where we are, because God is either doing a work in us or He is using us to do a work in someone else. There is nothing wrong with asking God to change a situation, but until that change happens, we must have trust that where we are is exactly where we are supposed to be. We must make up our minds that we are not going to live our lives miserable because we ultimately have the power to rise and soar above our circumstances. “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
We have to stop allowing people and our circumstances to steal our joy. God can even use our bad circumstances to allow someone else to become what God has called them to be and if we could but for a moment stop thinking; “It’s all about me” we would be able to see that. By human nature, we don’t enjoy the uncomfortable or the unfamiliar, but as children of the Most High God, it’s not always about us; it’s about advancing the kingdom of God. God rewards those who are faithful; He is in complete control and everything happens according to His divine plan. When God sees us doing all we can do, He will show up and do what we can’t do. He will open doors that no man can shut and that is a promise that I am holding on to.