When the Lord Redeploys You

The call of God on all of our lives is to serve God lovingly and contentedly. The tenth commandment to not covet teaches us that. However, sometimes a restlessness of soul lingers that comes from the Spirit of God when He is preparing you for something new.

John Piper offers you wise counsel when God redeploys you:

“Many of you should stay where you are
and ponder how you can fit
your particular skills and relationships and resources
more strategically into the global purpose of your heavenly Father.

But if the discontent with your present situation
is deep, recurrent and lasting, and if that discontent grows
in Bible-saturated soil, God may be calling you to a new work.
If, in your discontent,
you long to be holy and to magnify Christ with your one, brief life,
then God may indeed by loosening your roots
in order to transplant you to a place and ministry
where the deep spiritual ambitions of your soul can be satisfied.

It is true that God can be known and enjoyed in every legitimate vocation;
but when he deploys you from one place to the next,
he offers fresh and deeper drinking at the fountain of his fellowship.
God seldom calls us to an easier life,
but always calls us to know more of Him
and drink more deeply of His sustaining grace.”

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