Out of Position

Driving home in the car…
After flag football practice…
Dad in the front seat…
Son in the back seat…
Only Joshua’s eyebrows and eyes can be seen by Dad in the rear view mirror…
Sweat rolls down Joshua’s forehead as he peers out the window, taking in…only he knows..

The drive is quiet after the initial, “Great practice! I saw you throw that touchdown pass. So proud of you!”

With the water bottle tightly gripped by his little hands the little boy’s ever so sweet and familiar little voice breaks the silence…
Big Bold words…

“I don’t like the position I am playing…The coach has me at fullback. I want to be the wide receiver or the quarterback.”

Seeing God At Work Everyday

Ever been “out of position?”

I received a text message today from a dear friend who’s “out of position.”
She’s a widow…
She’s had a few unsuccessful relationships…
She’s lonely and alone…
In her words…”I like having a relationship, the give and take. I miss that so much. I miss being an old married woman.”

Ran into a man today who’s disposition was “out of position.”
Seems like the water fountain by the weight room at the local YMCA wasn’t producing “cold” enough water…
He was demanding “COLD” water… snow cap type cold water flowing down a stream in the Rocky mountains…
Room temperature was oh so last century or two ago.
The comment card on which he pressed the pen down so hard with his very deliberate dis-satisfactory comments was his sixth such comment card according to the lady behind the desk…

Out Position of…
Of Position Out…
Those words I just typed are “out of position.”

Have you ever been “out of position?”
ME TOO!

Unemployed?
Dysfunctional relationship?
Wrong title on the door to your office?
Mental and Emotional state wrapped up in the fetal position?
Desiring a different social circle?
Envying the likes of someone else’s tax bracket?
Successful life and just wondering, “Is there something more out there that I missed out on?”
Longing for extra cold water to come out of the water cooler?!!
The “out of position” list could go on forever…

The apostle Paul encourages us to be “content in whatever state” we find ourselves in…
I’m in Texas, largest state in the lower forty-eight. I’m pretty content…
What state are you in? Are you content?

How bout some “old English” to get you “out of position today?”
“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned,
in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4. 11

Several questions leak out of my brain on to this page…
What position am I in?
Can I change that position?
Am I supposed to change that position?
What position would I like to be in?
What position does God want me to be in?
How will I know when I get to the “right” position?
Am I really supposed to be content with this present position?
What if there is a new position right around the corner?

Leaky questions like this make a mess…
Guess I better get out of this present position of sitting in this mess
And get into the proper position of kneeling…

Perhaps once I am kneeling I will no longer be…
Out of Position

SeeingGodAtWorkEveryday
Laugh often and Fear not!
David!

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