By Natalie Davis
You are exactly where you need to be.
In your hurt. In your confusion. In your happiness. In your joy-filled mornings. In your darkest nights. You are exactly where you need to be.
If you are struggling to believe that today, let me just tell you friends, you are not alone. It is so easy to compare the life you live to someone else’s. Someone who looks like they have it all together. But I want to remind you, you are exactly where you need to be.
If you are in a good place right now, that is amazing! Soak it up. Take in everything you see and feel. Capture the moments in your mind and never let them leave. You are exactly where you need to be.
If you are struggling to see any sort of hope in a situation, keep your head up. Allow yourself to feel and cry and laugh and scream. Seek counsel. Use this time and this situation as a time for growth. A time where you can grow and a time where you can help others grow. Step outside and talk to a stranger. You are exactly where you need to be.
If you are in a job right now where you question everyday, ‘is this all you have for me?’ Work harder than you ever have. Seek relationships with the people you are surrounded by daily. Remind yourself every hour that you are exactly where you need to be.
If you are sitting in a hospital room waiting to hear news, pray. Know that you are never alone. Even if the news is not what you wanted to hear. There is hope. There is light. Seek it. You are exactly where you need to be.
If you are in between seasons or soon approaching that path, pray for guidance. Be brave. Take a leap of faith and trust that the Lord is with you always. Rest in the truth that you are exactly where you need to be.
If you are dreaming a dream that is so big and you have no idea where to start, dream bigger. Take action. Make your dream a reality. Do something amazing. Be patient. Never get discouraged. You are exactly where you need to be.
Life is full of seasons. I have no idea the season you are in right now. But I am confident that you are exactly where you need to be. Pray that the Lord will reveal that to you every single day.
1 Corinthians 7:20 (Read full context here.)
"Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them."
Matthew 7:7 tells us to ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find. Ask the Lord to reveal exactly where you are today and pray that He will show you why. You will find your way when you are lost. You will find joy in your sorrows. You will find forgiveness in the unforgivable. You will find freedom in your chains. You will find life when you feel suffocated. You will find heaven when you feel like you are going through hell.
Don't let this season pass without knowing why or who you can impact. Because friends, if you have the Spirit inside of you, you have the power to change the world. Not because of anything you can do. But because the Giver of Life has covered you in grace and love and He is walking beside you. He is with you and He is for you, whatever season you are in.
‘Lord, why have you put me here today? What can I do to glorify You today? Who can I share Your light with today?’