Finding Your Place - Part 1

Our society teaches us that to be different is not good. It is almost as if there is some pre-designed mold that we all must fit but in reality there is no way that we can all be identical.
Have you ever struggled with wondering where your place was?   
Where is your place in your career?  
Where is your place in life?  
Where is your place in your circle of friends? 
Where is your place in your relationship?  
Where is your place in ministry?  
If you are anything like me; you have asked yourself this question more than once.  
Our society teaches us that to be different is not good. It is almost as if there is some pre-designed mold that we all must fit but in reality there is no way that we can all be identical.  
Each of us was created for a great purpose and our purpose is not like the purpose of our best friends, our family, or others that surround us.  
Knowing, on the inside, that you are meant for something greater than where you are but knowing that because you are different, confusing to some, controversial, or simply misunderstood; the door of opportunity may be opened less often and harder to step through when it is opened can be quite a struggle. 
However, when you know deep down inside that you are called and have specific gifts and talents that can and should be used for God’s glory you should also have a sense of security in the person that you are and the places you will go.  
Discovering yourself and finding out who, and whose, you really are is a tedious and terrifying task because when you begin to discover that what evokes your happiness may upset, scare, or even disappoint others there is a hesitancy that comes.  
That hesitancy allows time for fear that is not yours but instead the overflow of the issues and concerns of others.   In Genesis 1:27, the Scripture reads, “So God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  
This scripture should give us comfort that if God created us to be resemblances of Him and if we are following Him then He will give you clear direction and peace in what motivates and excites you. 
If you are following the voice of God, He will not lead you astray but following His voice will require that you follow His voice and not the leading of others. 
  God’s voice is clear and His plans may require that you make choices that leave you alone or even in a place of total transition but His word will not return void and He will not lead you to a place to watch you fail. 
He loves you enough to lead you to a place of success even when others are expecting your failure. 
Let today be the day you begin making one of the greatest discoveries of your life which is finding and embracing who you are and whose you are. 
 
See page 6-A in the Sunday, August 14, 2016 edition.

The Douglas Enterprise

P.O. Box 750
Douglas, Georgia 31534

Phone: (912) 384-2323
Fax: (912) 383-0218