Please take time to read 1 Corinthians chapter 7. This chapter is full of things that I will not get to in this post and you'll be instructed far better by reading it than by reading this post. I, in this post, will focus my attention on just one point.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This question is/was asked of us a lot. "What will my future be like?" This is a question I find myself asking a lot. I find myself daydreaming about the future and the great things it has in store for me.
I often look to the future and wonder about all the great things I'll be able to do for God. "When I______ then I'll be able to do_________." Dreaming about the future and wishing to do great things later is not a bad thing; but I do feel that someday can be the bane of today.
"Nevertheless, each one of you should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him..." 1 Corinthians 7:17
Many times we feel that we must rise to another position to really serve God. If we are single, we must wait to be married to really serve God. If we are in an entry level position, we must wait until we are in management to really serve God. Or, sometimes we feel that we must leave our position in life altogether and become a missionary or monk to really serve God.
The apostle Paul clearly says that we are called by God to whatever position we are in today. Whether or not we are called to always be in our present condition I do not know. But I know with certainty that wherever you are today is where you were called to be today. God makes no mistakes and He plans to use you for His glory and your good today right where you are, with no exceptions.
So, if you are a student, serve God in your school today. If you are a factory worker, serve God in your workplace today. If you are a patient in the hospital, serve God in your room today. We are all assigned to where we are by the Almighty God in order to serve Him today.
That's why I end each post on this blog with the word "today". We are able to serve God today. Amen. By His grace He enables us to do things that will last for eternity regardless of RATHER because of our present situation.
So if you are single, serve. If you are married, serve. If you are a student, serve. If you are a worker, serve. If you are retired, serve. Don't wait for someday. Serve God today.