Considering a move – From time to time there comes a moment when we see that repositioning is required to advance all we hold dear. A new job, a new home all to do with taking steps forward and making a difference although possibly for many it is about their own lives. Some today are discovering they are in the wrong job, enduring permanent frustration. The greater part of everyone’s (awaken) day is spent at work, so what I do, my job choice is important. You will never influence people effectively if you are unhappy, unfulfilled and feeling undervalued.
“Well”, you say “what do I switch to?”. It does not matter, as along as you occupy the ground that affords its greatest opportunity for influencing people and situations towards righteousness and justice in your time, as you seek to pursue Godlikeness.
You might be a social worker, teacher, engineer, IT, dinner lady, secretary or mother and father, it really does not matter what it is, others of you might be a driver, refuse collector, postman, newspaper deliverer or a student, it does not make a difference as long as whatever you do, you are committed to it. Position yourself in life where there is an opportunity to extend the Kingdom, and be happy. I find more people just survive in work as they have not aligned who they are in their passion with what they do, (that may be another topic we may look at that some other time)
In thinking about changing what I do, we have to face the broader issue of our priorities. We are to seek the Kingdom first, making it our first thought in life and making it foremost. If we are to exercise influence for the Kingdom we must be governed by the Kingdom not the local currency.
Some have come to the realisation ‘I need to relocate’, my home, flat.. is in cosy-ville, comfort-town, settled settlement where nothing is happening. Nothing about it sharpens you any more. You are in a rut, with no more sense of challenge. but you have been around there so long that you don’t even recognise an open door when you see one. Start to think actively about relocating! Some live in places where they are really struggling to believe God for anything, it starts with being unable to believe for little things that we push aside, then before we see it they are not stretching to believe for anything. it is time to reposition yourself along side men and women who are believing beyond, bigger and have a wider reach. Some live where there are too many relatives taking a bite of your time and not allowing a reaching wider.
Some are too close to other people’s responsibilities. If you were to move, you would be amazed how people could take up for themselves what they have been dumping on you.
I can hear some saying do you know the condition of the economy, the housing or job market, well what about believing God in all that, tapping into the life of God and going out to live that life….
Here is a challenge some are in a church that is too large for you. it has 100’s and some 1000’s like you…you are just one in a long line, O yes its progressive, the music the programmes, the facilities but it’s not radical, cost but no challenge you know this week to week what goes on. but we are to fill the earth with Jesus, Kingdom communities, we are to enlarge the family of God, we are to GO… constantly. Lets make families, God-families, filling the earth with the family of God in every street, village, town and city by going rather than staying.
Ask yourself ‘Am I in the right work. right place, amongst the right church/people?” determine to do whatever may be necessary to play your part to the full in touching and changing the world. Jesus said that the grace and anointing was to do something (Luke 4:18) to set freedom first.
Be what you are, men and women, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters brothers and sisters, people of God, children of God the ecclesia.