This IS your calling

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. 1 Cor 7:17

In this passage, Paul is teaching about marriage, but the principles can be applied across all of life. Essentially, Paul’s controversial teaching is that God has called you to be where you are right now; what you have in your plate has been assigned to you by God. This is controversial because perhaps from what you remember you did not hear a call that led you to where you are or because you know you cannot remain where you are for much longer. This may be true, but the beauty of seeing where you are as a call assigned by God is that this this results in a sense of purpose, joy and contentment.

Today you don’t have to be asking “how on earth did I end up here?”, but instead, “why did God bring me here?” This gives you a sense of purpose as you discover God in the situation you are in. No more asking “just how much longer is this going to last?” but rather, “while I am in this situation, how can I make the most of it?” This will bring you fulfilment, contentment and joy. Do you need to rewire your thinking today? Ask God to help you do so.