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“I don’t know what I want, so don’t ask me cause I’m still trying to figure it out
Don’t know what’s down this road
I’m just walking trying to see through the rain coming down. Even though I’m not the only one, who feels the way I do”
These are lyrics from “a place in this world” by Taylor Swift. I have been writing a lot about finding your place, so expect a full blog series soon! I am currently in Berlin for a week, for school. And at the start of this new year, at the start of a new season in life, I’ve been thinking about my place. Where is my place?
I know that God has a place for me.
Jesus says in John 14:2 :”My Father’s house has many rooms ; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
Jesus is preparing a place for us in Heaven. Heaven is our home, it’s where we belong. God is our Father, and don’t kids just belong with their parents? They know what is best for them, they can take care of their children. I know we are in the world right now, but we’re not of it. We are destined for so much more. This can make it harder to know what your place is right now in this world. We often feel like we need to strive to belong, but you won’t belong when you weren’t made for all of this. And that can be a harsh yet beautiful reality. But we belong to and with God. We belong with His people, and have a community where we build each other up. We lift God up. That’s what we were created to do. He gave us all different skills and talents, He put us in different cities, in different families. And that’s where we can be a light. And point others to Him.
“Father, thank you for this place You have put me in. Thank you that You are the place where I belong. Please give me that sense of belonging so I don’t go and look for it in other places. So I know I don’t have to strive for my place but that You created a place for me. Heaven is my home but I am here right now, give me the passion to want to be with You and point others to you. Use my place, my talent, my story to lead others to You. You are my safe place, You are my rest. Amen.”