SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. – Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
Be thankful for where God has you!
It can be very tempting to think your purpose in life isn’t being fulfilled because you’re not meeting the expectations that others have set for you (or that you’ve set for yourself), or you’re not confident or content in where God has you right now.
Know that even when the day comes that the things you’re praying for finally sort themselves out according to His will, satisfaction still comes from Jesus. Yes, it can rewarding to experience the day that things finally start to come together, but the ultimate reward is in heaven.
Knowing that, spend this week being thankful and finding peace in your relationship with Christ where you are today. Even if you’re unemployed. Even if you’re recently single. Even if you’re just totally not where you want to be right now. Because if you’re not able to learn how to be thankful today, it will be even harder tomorrow. There is no amount of earthly success or human-made list of accomplishments that will put peace in your heart the way Jesus will.
Learn to keep Him first and find peace in your current situation. Then, when those other opportunities do come and when you do get to that place you’re desiring to be, you’re not dependent on it for your joy or your happiness, because you know that the peace that you find in your relationship with Christ is what truly satisfies!
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Colossians 3:1-17
DAILY CHALLENGE: Pray about what you’re thankful for today