It never ceases to amaze me how God speaks to us when we are open to hearing. I’m reading The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren for the umpteenth time. Although there are a couple of things in the book I can’t come to terms with, for the most part it is a “handbook for life”. The book was given to me in 2003 at a time when my life was so stressed that I just wanted to pack up and move away to the country and become a hermit. My almost daily mantra was, I’ve got to get out of here! That was not a good idea nor a good option but it was how I felt…and then I read this on page 263 of The Purpose Driven Life...
You may be serving in obscurity in some small place, feeling unknown and unappreciated. Listen: God put you where you are for a purpose! He has every hair on your head numbered, and he knows your address. You had better stay put until he chooses to move you. He will let you know if he wants you somewhere else.
Let me tell you, I got that message loud and clear! I never again felt the desire to move and I’m still here fifteen years later.
I have heard so many people say things like, “I just knew God wanted me to move.” I have never felt that, despite my sometimes unhappiness with where I was. If anything, it became evident that God did not want me to move. So I staid put.
He speaks “now one way, now another”. Thanks, Roger.
Glad you Stayed.
Thanks, I am also. 🙂