Every Christian has thought this before, why isn’t God using me? I feel like I’m not where I need to be- I am stuck. I have definitely been feeling bogged down with my job, making me want to move on to ‘greener pastures’ but no matter what I do I am still stuck. Today I had a recruiter call me for an interview but I work odd hours all week. Due to that the recruiter refused to meet on the weekend instead of collaborating with me on a time that works best for both of us. What if I am where I am for a reason? What if there is a bigger plan I don’t see yet? God has us where we are for a reason. He is using us where we are. We are not stuck, we are right where we should be!
18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
-1 Corinthians 12:18
He puts each and every one of us right where we should be, in His timing. God does not let us sit and rot where we are but he uses every one of us so we are able to help those around us. Maybe those around you are not Christians, maybe they are lost or maybe they need you. God might have you there to save another soul, to witness to others around you or by simply planting a seed inside of them through the way you live your life. That seed might be watered by someone else and grow- you could have a hand in saving another soul. Look forward, so we are able to see what God has planned and be the best guidance where we are in our path. Why would God throw you to the wolves if you are not ready?
Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?
-1 Corinthians 3:1-3
Until you have the ability and knowledge for a new situation you will be right where you are. Here is an example, why would I entrust you with a million dollars to keep if you spent the dollar I handed you? You must be able and ready for your next task before He will place you somewhere else. Keep praying and learning so you will be prepared for when God moves you on your next mission.