You're Right Where You're Supposed To Be
By Kaley Thompson
Adriel Moxley stated, “You’re right where you’re supposed to be. God writes all the pages in our book and this chapter might be the highlight or it might be a lull. But ultimately it’s His to write. Relax into it friend. The story isn’t over.”
Sometimes opportunities don’t come our way and we start to view these “lulls” in our lives as setbacks.
We can’t seem to find the right job. Our heart gets broken…again. Our best efforts aren’t healing our relationships. And we start to think this is the end. What more could be done with this chapter in our life? Is God even at work in our story?
The good news is that every narrative has a rising action that leads into the climax. This is where the main problem is introduced. Like where the queen in Snow White finds out she’s no longer the fairest lady in the land and decides to poison the princess. Or in Rocky IV where Rocky steps into the ring with Drago, a Russian boxer outweighing him by at least a hundred pounds. And David running out onto the battlefield armed with only slingshot and few rocks to defeat the giant Philistine warrior Goliath. It’s the challenge before the victory.
In almost every instance, the odds seem against the main character. However, this is where the plot changes and they become the hero of the story. Snow White is rescued by prince charming and true love’s kiss breaks the evil queens wicked spell. Rocky uses his smaller, stocky figure to his advantage and defeats Drago. David hurles his rock and nails the giant right in between the eyes, killing him and leading his army to victory.
You are the main character in your own story. While you may be in a “lull” chapter, a “highlight” is just around the corner. This rising action isn’t a setback but a setup for the great things God has in store for you.
Take heart, the story isn’t over. You’re right where you’re supposed to be.