Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Right place right time
How do I reconcile what I think I should be with what I am now? How do I reconcile where I think I should be with where I am now? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? I did very often, but then I read 2 Kings 5.
This chapter opens with Naaman who was the commander of an army but he had the dreaded disease, at that time, called leprosy. Then there was a servant girl who had been taken captive, they don't even mention her name, but she changed the game.
During this time there was no cure or treatment for leprosy and one would suffer until death. During a normal day of doing her task, the servant knowing the suffering of Naaman, told her mistress (Naaman's wife) that he should see the prophet Elisha who would cure him.
Naaman did just what the servant said, he went to Elisha and he was healed.
Now how does this relate to us today? Well in my mind, I thought I should be doing "great things" noticeable to man or at least myself. Being a stay at home mom is fine, but not where I thought I would be right now. I had other plans. The truth is sometimes I feel insignificant. At this stage I should be a professional writer, real estate mogul or an influential speaker. Or should I?
Now I'm starting to understand that being where I'm supposed to be is "doing great things". You see, being at the right place at the right time can be a conduit for miracles, whether we see it or not. If we can just grasp the fact that where ever we are, we are called to a life of service, we might all be a lot happier. There is significance where ever we are in life. Who knows what blessings and miracles will take place if we do our part right where we are at the appointed time?
Just think about the servant girl in 2 Kings. Had she not been there serving at that place during that time, Naaman may not have been healed. There was no mention that she had a dream or great revelation, no mountain top experience. Maybe she was sweeping the dirt floor, washing clothes or making a bed when she gave this life changing advice. It was a day just like any other. She was doing her job and Naaman was healed because she was there, not somewhere else.
No matter how menial the task may seem, it's important in the grand scheme of things. No matter how small the role may seem, we must play it big!
Remember, one servant girl changed the life of a commander. Just think of all the lives that can be changed or blessed by you and me.
Being where and what I am right now has taken on new meaning. It's about being at the right place at the right time. It's about being where and what God has called me to be, anywhere else is just a waste of time.
...everyday talk for everyday women