Right now, you could be toiling away unseen and unnoticed, waiting for your big break. You might be discouraged because nothing is paying off, or you feel you’re constantly catching up to a version of someone you’ve yet to be. You could be compensating for a failure behind you or trying to prove your merit to the people around you.
No one likes this part, because we see everyone else’s highlights and we presume they’ve got it together and we’re relegated to second-rate status. We might even feel that our current work is beneath our true potential. We want to be doing “great things,” but we’re stuck in limbo, in that icky middle.
The truth is that you can prosper right where you are. You can still be teachable in your season behind-the-scenes, even if that season is for life. God’s greatness is available to you so long as you remain available. No one needs to climb the throne to get there. You only need to be present and presently engaged.
This is tough, because we’re so used to climbing the pecking order. We’re tempted to superimpose a future hologram of big stages and big audiences on our current station. But such fantasies draw us out of engagement with now. There’s work to be done today, no matter the size of your stage. Your effort doesn’t always have to “pay off.” Some of us want to be the king of our fields overnight, but God has already called His children a royal priesthood, and we’re called to harvest for a lifetime. No matter what kind of work you’re doing, it’s essential in the tapestry of God’s Kingdom.
— J.S. Park | The Life of King David
5 thoughts on “Right Where You Are.”
Sounds like you’ve been there. Good post.
Been there, and not quite done with that. 🙂
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Oh this is a powerful reminder of the way God really works. He is not as interested in what we see as success as in our commitment to walk out His plan.
Thank you JS. It is so hard some times to be on the “sidelines” as I call it. I know that God has called me to be a preacher/teacher/ evangelist/ and yet I so often sit on the sidelines. I have other people who believe in me and who help me often tell me that it is not so. I am not on the sidelines I just have to wait for a little longer to out of that but as long as I
“The truth is that you can prosper right where you are. You can still be teachable in your season behind-the-scenes, even if that season is for life. God’s greatness is available to you so long as you remain available. No one needs to climb the throne to get there. You only need to be present and presently engaged”.
Thank you for your honesty. I’ve learned to be the “cameo appearance” in other peoples’ lives. Sometimes making myself the hero has been exhausting and burdensome, with too many self-expectations. Not saying that you’re doing this at all, but my motives are often about “main-staging” myself and I just need to be a supporting character. Be encouraged! I believe you’re doing a wonderful thing.