Do you believe that God has you right where he wants you?
January 01, 2007
Usually, the first day of the New Year in mid-Michigan is a big snow-blower day. Instead, the weather is so warm here that you could almost go out to the driving range and hit a bucket.
Last night, we celebrated by seeing the movie Rocky Balboa, having supper at Bob Evans, taking our aging beagle, Snoopy, for a walk and then by popping open a blue bottle from Leelanau Wine Cellars.
As I step into the New Year, I am grabbed by a quote from a book that my son, Justin, gave me. The book, In A Pit With a Lion On A Snowy Day, was written by Mark Batterson, the pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Justin has been a regular attender since moving to the area.
This quote from the book seems filled with substance that I need to make mine during the coming twelve months. Do you agree with his statement that:
God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time. A sense of destiny is our birthright as followers of Christ.
God is awfully good at getting us where He wants us to go. But here's the catch: The right place often seems like the wrong place, and the right time often seems like the wrong time.
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I realize that my response to his point will determine where I will end up at the end of this New Year. As a recently-minted 60-year-old, I know I need to think more aggressively about how I react to circumstances and how I use my time.