It’s been bothering me a lot lately.
So many people seem obsessed with it.
It affects their relationships.
It affects their health.
It affects their belief in God (or their non-belief).
What is it?
It’s the constant obsession with “where are you?”
Are you on the right career track?
Are you attending the “right” church?
Are you part of the “in crowd”?
Are your kids at the “right” school?
There’s only one thing that matters.
Are you where God wants you to be?
That’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter what other people think. It doesn’t matter what other people say.
It only matters – are you where God wants you to be?
Are you doing what God wants you to?
Are you making a difference in the way God wants you to?
Are you being faithful to Him?
If so, then you are where you’re supposed to be.
And doing what you’re supposed to be doing.
But keep in mind that doing what God wants you to often involves being uncomfortable. It can involve walking in the dark – not knowing what the future holds – but knowing who holds the future.
And that’s hard.
But when you can only see 6 inches ahead of you, that’s when you really trust in God.
And that’s a blessing – a blessing that hurts sometimes. But a blessing that makes you stronger.
So don’t worry about where other people are at. Don’t worry about what they think. Don’t worry if their kids go to a different school than yours.
Be where God wants you to be.
That’s where it’s at.