Some of the positions we are in are due to our own choices. We have chosen this mate/date, where to work, what to eat, what to buy, where to go to church and so forth. But once we become a Christian and start to walk close to God, we realize our entire lives and places (positioning) we are in are for God's purpose. We should be asking God about everything so that our every move is to position us to draw closer to Him and to others.
Today I went to my bank and started a conversation with my teller Libby. We happen to go to the same church. My pastor spoke on serving at your work, being positioned at your work for the Kingdom. She had been sick and didn't hear the message. I got the chance to share what Pastor Mike talked about. How, our work is our mission field. Of how God has placed us there to do His work, to reach others for Christ. That Christ isn't interested in how much money we are making, our title, our steps up the corporate ladder but more so about our attitude, of how our light shines, of knowing we are there for the purpose of teaching lost people, encouraging saved people and so forth. Libby was like, yea, you are right Kris. Wow, I need to think about this before I come into work each day. I need to be praying for my co-workers, for the customers who come in, for how I handle conflict, etc. She now realizes she has been positioned by God for His purpose, to bring Him honor, glory, and value. But what is so great about this positioning..we are blessed too. We are honored, we are valued, we are provided for, we are encouraged, etc.
On the flip side, we sometimes know what God is doing but we are afraid. We are afraid of what God has asked us to do and we run. We aren't sure we can handle where he has positioned us.
In 1 Kings 19:11 The Lord said to Elijah, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Elijah had run from where God had placed him. He ran from dealing with Jezebel. He ran into the dessert where God would provide and strengthened him. He would then tell Elijah to go to the mountain for he was going to pass by and tell him what to do, where to go..where he was going to "re-position" him.
Even when we run from what God has told us to do, for what God show us as our path, he can still reposition us for his purpose.
So if you now realize where you are is for God's purpose, then great. But if you have also realized you have been running from God's position, then allow the Lord to re-position you. There is no greater place to be then where God wants us.