while Growing in Grace"
-Matt. 28:19-20, 2 Pet. 3:18
Are we in our place in the Body of Christ?
What if we realized Brother John/Sister Sallie was not in their purpose, because we were not in our place/purpose?
Walking in purpose is not just about us, but it’s also about others. If we are not in our place, it can affect others being in their place. As Author Steve Maraboli said, we were put on this earth to be our greatest self –we were created to be influential. To make an impact on people’s lives. Every encounter should be a “purpose” encounter.
My husband once told me a story of how he ran into his friend’s wife in a restaurant. He told me how he continuously asked her “where is your husband”? What he didn’t realize, was that she had separated from her husband and was wrestling with the decision, whether she should go back to him or divorce him. Because of her encounter with my husband, it influenced her to reunite with her husband. Being in his place resulted in a life changing experience for his friend’s wife. Months later, my husband ran into his friend. He hugged my husband and thanked him continuously for his Godly intervention.
Even though my husband did not realize he was being directed and guided by God, he was in his place/purpose, meaning, walking in purpose has everything to do with being in tune with God. When we are in tune with God we are carrying out the purpose for our lives. Working in our spiritual gifts is one indication that we are in our place.
In today’s time of influence, we need to make sure we are always in our place/purpose, in order to help Brother John/Sister Sallie be in their place. Stay in tune with God to be used by God.
Thank you for sharing –A MOMENT WITH MELISSA!