Position is everything …
We experience what we position ourselves to experience.
To experience the Dallas Mavericks in person we must choose to go to the arena, purchase a ticket, and enter the stadium where the game is being played. Actually you can go there, buy a ticket, stand in the hall, and fail to position yourself to experience the actual game.
If you choose to stand in the hallway you can hear the game, but you will not experience the actual game. I often see people in venues, at events, and even at church and they are standing in the hallway, hanging around the bathrooms or just wondering around. I wonder why are these people not positioning themselves to gain the most of this experience?
Position always postures you for an experience …
I am also an avid chess player. I love the game of chess. It’s all about position. In the game of chess every piece has a position and every move you make has implications on the game. In other words; every move is vital to the outcome. Fortunately in life every move is not a life or death situation but some moves must be the right move to put you in position to receive maximum benefit. I think God has a plan for you to receive maximum benefits relationally, occupationally, and spiritually.
Spiritual Position …
I am a man of faith and my faith is in Christ. My faith in Christ leads me to believe that He has a big plan for my life. For more than 30 years I have learned that getting in the places that God has assigned for me is huge! This is all about position and the big picture.It is often in delay that we make our greatest mistakes.God’s delay is not His denial. Click To Tweet
It is often in delay that we make our greatest mistakes. God’s delay is not His denial.
The bigger picture is God has a big plan, purpose, and assignment for my life and many times it comes down to being in the right place every day. The Bible says that God has ordered our steps. I want to walk in the ordered steps of God.
So here are a few suggestions to finding the sweet spot of the right position …
1. Say Yes to God
Saying yes to God means letting go of your own life and making the determination that God can order your steps and get you in the right position for His plan. This will mean connecting to God and then submitting to His word and His way. On a deeper spiritual level this will also include obeying urges to stop at certain places, talk to certain people, or even drive home a particular route. We call this walking by the Spirit.Saying yes to God means letting go of your own life and making the determination that God can order your steps and get you in the right position for His plan. Click To Tweet
2. Recognize Your Calling
You have a calling from God. I believe God divinely orders your steps. The more important the step the more vital the need to hear and obey. You can work just anywhere or you can position yourself to work where God has assigned you.
Entering your calling will require some tough decisions. You will have to say yes to some things and no to others. God calls us out of situations and into others. Saying yes often means leaving good things to get to great things. You will need both advice and courage to get where God has positioned you!
3. Connect Faith and Patience!
I would like to say this is all easy. It is far from that. I have made decisions that were not positioning me for what God had for me. I have made rash decisions that positioned me for difficulty and not for success. We can have faith and make the wrong decision.
I once started a business by borrowing 100% of the investment. The business was God’s idea and the plan was mine. I struggled to make the payments. This created stress, anxiety struggle every day. This was definitely the wrong position. There are times that God delays His answers. It is often in delay that we make our greatest mistakes. God’s delay is not His denial. The scripture encourages us to not get weary when we are doing good, for in due season we will reap of we do not draw back.
Patience is a positive position that most of us can benefit from.
Life begins with aligning. Aligning to the purposes of God and the people He has chosen for us to be with. This positions us into our assignment. Our assignment is about the things that God has assigned for us personally. Life is full of promise and God has a flourishing promise for you and me. We must learn that a part of positioning is listening, hearing, and responding to life by faith.
What decision would greater position you for the life God has for you?