Philippians 4:6-7 NIV "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with my husband and a dear friend regarding knowing who you are in Christ and what you have been called to do. It was a very interesting conversation and a lot of great points were brought up.
As we discussed how important it is to know what you're called to do, we also discussed how important it is to know what you're not called to do! That is very powerful. If you're in a place where you're unsure of what you're supposed to be doing, you will probably end up constantly distracted and all over the place. Even though what seems like a great opportunity presents itself, you will have the power to turn it down if you know that isn't what you're supposed to be doing. (Good opportunities can be distractions too)
One of the examples that was brought up during our conversation is about my friend's mom. In her example, she discussed how her mom was presented with an opportunity to host a radio show!!! Doesn't that sound awesome?!? Of course it is, but it wasn't the awesome opportunity for her! She turned it down with confidence because she is very much aware of where she is supposed to be and the open doors that are meant just for her! I thought that was awesome. I'm sure some of the people around her thought that she was missing out on something great but she knew where she was headed!
There are times when we're in a place where we dislike our current jobs and would be willing to jump on the next train coming just to get out of the position we're in. However, I'd like to encourage you to seek God and where it is He is trying to take you. When you're aware of your destination, you know that all trains won't take you there. Be patient and wait on the train that is meant to take you there!
As you go about your week, I pray that you seek guidance and find peace in the direction that God is leading you. Don't be so quick to move if you aren't sure where you're going. Let the power of God's Holy Spirit lead you! ;-)
Have a blessed week!
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