1 Corinthians 7:17, 19, 23
Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.… Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts… You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

I’ve spent most of my day thinking about these verses and trying to understand what my place is where our Lord Jesus has assigned me to? I am a husband, dad, brother, son, friend, neighbour, tenant, colleague, subordinate, immigrant, national, foreigner, etc. Am I better off in each role and am I bad at any? Does my culture differentiate me, does my faith necessitate that I amend my relationships, am I subservient to others or am I too forceful? What is God instructing us?

It is the duty of every Christian to be content with what the Lord has blessed them with. Our comfort and happiness depends on what we are to Christ, not what we are in the world. No one should try to make his faith or religion a reason to break any natural obligations like marriage. We should quietly and happily deal with the situation we are placed by God’s grace and seek ways to glorify Him. Our lives are not our own but His who gave His life to save ours. He has placed us in our situations to glorify Him and become more like Him. Hope you agree with me and are willing to be slave to Christ rather than a slave to the world?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Comments
  1. Eden says:

    May we all learn to be content in Him. Blessings!

    Eden

  2. blesseddad says:

    Vineet,
    I agree fully. I have found a peace in the last year, a peace that eluded me for my life. In the last year, I began to “fully” trust God through the Holy Spirit. Giving my will to Him fully in submission was the greatest step I have ever taken and has made my life incredible. I am happier that I have ever been, and my relationships also are better than ever. You are also clearly being led. God Bless
    Jim

    • ServantBoy says:

      Jim
      Thank you for your comment. The joy and peace we have in Jesus is better than the greatest joys we can have in any aspect of our lives and I pray we will get more and more addicted to His love and love Him back in turn.
      Vineet

  3. springsinthedesert says:

    Beautiful thought Vineet…I have struggled many times to accept the situations that I’m placed…but God has showed me the grace to nurture me and teach me how to glorify Him wherever I’m placed…in whatever role I’m put into..Still learning..and this was a wonderful reminder..

    God Bless,
    Rani

    • ServantBoy says:

      Rani
      We are all pilgrims on the journey and often we lose focus but our loving God is merciful and kind and He keeps us on the straight and narrow throughout. That is our assurance. I thank you for your servant hearted following which is such a wonderful role model for us followers of Christ.
      Vineet

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