I always think about how cool it would be for this country girl to live in a big city. I think it’s cool until I get on the 610 loop in Houston, Texas. That thought changes as quickly as the cars whizzing past me, and in that moment all I can hope for more than anything in the world is to get out of that concrete jungle.
Last time I drove on the 610 loop it was June in Texas, and the air had gone out in my Tahoe. The wind whipping through my rolled down windows amplified the noise pollution that was surrounding me. Not to mention the Texas heat and humidity beating down on my leather seats. I think they call this first world problems.
I said all of that to say this – the grass really isn’t greener somewhere else. I can envision city lights, a different career, a high-rise condo, a faster-paced life all I want to. However, the reality is I have all I need right where I am because I have God. I have prayer. I have grace. I have love.
God knows exactly where we need to be. God knows where we will make the biggest impact for His Kingdom. I can wish for big city living all I want, but God knows His people and their purpose better than we know ourselves. His vantage point is so much broader than ours.
Don’t waste away valuable time wishing when you could be working to enhance God’s Kingdom exactly where you are. Exactly where He has placed you. Exactly where He needs you.
“Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23