So often I hear friends talk or post about not being happy where they are in their life. Most of the time this is in direct correlation to where they are living at the time. This is incredibly true for my hometown, myself included at one point.
I left Muskogee in 2007 and fell in love with Oklahoma City. Everything about it; the newness, the distance from home, everything. So you can imagine the disappointment when I moved back in 2009.
I hated it. I hated being here. I hated most of the people here and I spent most of my time trying to figure out the best process for going back to the city I fell in love with.
I maintained this attitude for three years, some times on that extreme level, most times on very subtle levels. October 2012 changed everything though. I reluctantly accepted an invite to church on a Wednesday night, and what I expected to be a one time thing has turned into an internship I've been a part of for two years now.
What I thought was the worst possible place to be in and the place that I tried my hardest to escape from, turned out to be the exact place that God wanted me to be in.
So often in those moments of complaint and uncertainty, we fail to stop and consider that maybe this is where we are supposed to be for that season. These are the moments in which we have to rely on our trust in Him. He knows what He's doing.
He has placed me here for such a time as this. I have the incredible privilege to pour into the lives of students. Little did I know that by my staying put, I was being obedient to the amazing things He was preparing me for.
So if you feel like you're in a place that you don't want to be in, don't fret too much. You may just be right where God wants you and is preparing you to do something incredible.
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Until next time,