I’m sure you know of a professional athlete who was not doing well on a particular team in that particular city…
Then, that athlete got traded to another team in another city—and all the sudden they thrived.
It was as if the old place just had the wrong mojo.
Sometimes, we think we’re professional athletes suffering in the wrong place.
And all we can think about is getting traded.
“If I could just move to a better city…”
“When I am no longer single…”
“If I made more money…”
“When I’m done with school…”
There’s a problem with this line of reasoning. First of all, you’re not a professional athlete.
Also, when we spend RIGHT NOW fantasizing about the next season, we’re missing out on the gift of NOW.
“Don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there.” —1 Corinthians 7.17 MSG
Wow. Sometimes we need to be reminded: where we are right NOW is God’s place for us.
There is blessing to discover right here, right NOW. God is at work in my life NOW, in this season. My job is to discover what God is up to in my life right NOW.
The verse challenges us to “live and obey and love and believe right there.” Let’s be honest – it’s hard to live and obey and love and believe right there when all of our focus is on getting outta there.
I believe how we do NOW speaks to the next season. I want to figure out how to be fully present, alive, at peace, and in the moment right NOW. Successfully embracing my NOW paves the way for whatever is next.
We take who we are with us to whatever is next – whether that’s a city or job or relationship. We will either bring peace or restlessness along with us from our NOW season into the next one.
So let’s not be wishing we were someplace else or with someone else.
Where we are right NOW is God’s place for us.
Let’s be fully present, alive, at peace, and in the moment right NOW—living and obeying and loving and believing right there.