๐Ÿ’ญ Rightly positioned ๐Ÿ“

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This past Sunday, the message reference was about Nehemiah. And it spurred my thoughts in this write-up.

Itโ€™s amazing how we donโ€™t mention some Bible characters as often as we should. But they have led a life of great impact for us to learn or glean from. One of such Bible characters to learn a lot from, is Nehemiah.

Rahab is another character that comes to mind reflecting on this theme. She might not have done a lot as shared of her life in the Bible. But her decision to choose to do the right thing sealed her name in the history of women who made an impact in the Bible. Her name may not have gotten a Book name in the Bible but her impact remains one of great mention in history.

Back to the man called Nehemiah. Nehemiah was a man with a graceful heart – a heart for the people and he didnโ€™t stop at this. He led that life till it became a reality, and he birthed the change he wanted to see in his land.

Thinking of how he did so much and we often donโ€™t mention or reference the life of impact he led, spurred my thoughts about how we live our lives in our present age.

We often feel itโ€™s until we have gotten many titles and recognition that we have an opportunity to make the impact we desire to see in our land or in the lives of people around us.

You have been rightly positioned to function and live out your God given potentials

There is this false thought pattern passed on to us. That we are only able to make a God-impact when we are in certain positions or platforms.

But thatโ€™s not true! Letโ€™s look at our finger nails for example. This was an analogy I used in communicating my thoughts to hubby when I first reflected on this subject.

Okay letโ€™s imagine the finger nail feeling less important just because itโ€™s not doing the function of the hand or the head which is positioned on top of the body.

But as much as the finger nails or toe nails might seem less important compared to other body parts, to some people. I just canโ€™t picture our hands and toes without our nails being present. It just wouldnโ€™t look great. Even imagining how our hands and feet will looks like without it, Iโ€™m like Nah! Rather, Lord we are thankful for our nails. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜

So to you dear friend, while you are waiting for the best platform to manifest your God given potentials, bear it in mind that you are already rightly placed. God makes no mistakes in orchestrating our lifeโ€™s move.

We are part of Godโ€™s big plan. No one is less significant.

For those who play chess, every piece on the board is important and a part of the process to a big win. Checkmate right? But if the chess player rely only on the tall pieces alone, he or she is at a loss because each piece is put there for a reason. The smaller pieces on the board are used even more in the moves made by the player.

So why am I sharing this, the chess player or let me say a good chess player wonโ€™t make any move without a carefully thought out plan. And this is a human chess player. Not to mention God who is divine in every way. He has made a good plan from the onset (Jeremiah 29:11). And He carefully placed us all strategically to be part of His grand scheme of being the light and salt of the earth.

Your influence isnโ€™t location bound, dear friend. Neither is it position bound. A salt used in a pauperโ€™s home produces great results in the food being prepared. And this same salt if used in a wealthy manโ€™s home will as well produce same good tasting effect to the meal prepared. You are efficient and can be efficient wherever you are positioned right now. ๐Ÿ“

Your influence has no location boundaries. Capacity lies in you.

I trust God to shed more light to these words in our hearts, even as we reflect more on it. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Remember this: ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Your influence has no limits. And the capacity to achieve all that God wants you to achieve in life has been deposited in you. Donโ€™t lose sight of it in the process of comparisons. ๐Ÿ“

Reference verses:

โ€œFor I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.โ€

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

And,

โ€œโ€œYou are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under peopleโ€™s feet.โ€

Matthew 5:13 ESV

And,

โ€œFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.โ€

Ephesians 2:10 ESV

And,

โ€œBut as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.โ€

1 Corinthians 12:18, 22-26 ESV

Blessings dear friend. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

And a happy new week to you. ๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿค#HCCounsels#๐Ÿค

35 Comments Add yours

  1. It is in those less popular/more obscure Bible characters that we can learn some of the most important lessons about the cost of sin and the rewards of obedience!

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    1. Absolutely! I couldnโ€™t agree more.
      Happy new week, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ

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  2. C.A. Post says:

    โ€œNot many of us will be chosen to be famous or great like Peter, but we each have a shadow. On who does your shadow fall, and what is its effect?โ€ (Steve Elliott)
    Most of us won’t serve a king his wine cup nor lead a city to rebuild a wall, but we can pick up the stones placed between us and contribute to building each other up and not tearing each other down.
    โค๏ธ&๐Ÿ™, c.a.

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    1. Hmm. I love the quote you shared. Ours is to identify where we have been called to and engage with it. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Apt! ๐Ÿ“
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, sir. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Happy new week to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—
      And Fatherโ€™s Day, yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    Nehemiah is a wonderful example of godly leadership. We can follow his example whatever our role is within the church. There is no small role in the church and Jesus rewards faithfulness.

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    1. True! He is. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Yes! We all have our rewards.

      Happy new week, big bro. ๐Ÿค—
      And Fatherโ€™s Day, yesterday.

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        Thank you little sister ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Amen! Nehemiah proves to be a faithful servant for God’s purpose.

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    1. Yes, He was. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this, sir. ๐Ÿค—

      Happy new week. ๐Ÿค—
      And Fatherโ€™s Day, yesterday.

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  5. Gary Fultz says:

    Another Amen from me mercy. There is so much truth here to remember for all of us Mercy. I played sports and I remember how animated coaches get when we try to play someone elses position and not our own.

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    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Hmm. Thatโ€™s another practicable example you shared. ๐Ÿ“
      Itโ€™s always best to function where we have been positioned. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Happy new week, sir. ๐Ÿค—
      And Fatherโ€™s Day, yesterday.

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  6. Manu says:

    Love the analogies of chess and salt you used here. Yes, God has rightly positioned us and may we seek to be used by him in whatever capacity.The lord sees and seeks our obedience and faithfulness. A wonderful word today.
    Blessings to you Mercy.

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    1. Glad to know this, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Absolutely. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen. Thank you. Wishing you the same. โค๏ธ
      Happy new week!

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  7. This was a very timely reminder: influence isnโ€™t location or position bound. We can change the world and make a difference right where we are with what we have. Thank you for shedding light on the story of Nehemiah.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to, sis. ๐Ÿ™‚
      And thanks to Abba for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings to you this week. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  8. NOUWASSE GERARD says:

    Thank you very much for sharing… I’m rightly positioned to impact my world (around me) with the God-given potential within me. I’m blessed to be a blessing to others.

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    1. Glad to. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Yes! You are. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Happy new week to you, Gerard. ๐Ÿค—

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  9. ONA HYGINUS NDUKA says:

    Thanks so much for sharing God bless you.Amen

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    1. Glad to. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      And you too.

      Do have a blessed week, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  10. Wonderful message, so beautifully spoken. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, sir. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Wishing you the same. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy Fatherโ€™s Day, yesterday.

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  11. This is so good!

    It’s not about the visibility of the platform, it’s about being right in the centre of God’s will and fulfilling His purpose for our lives.

    We should be satisfied with whatever God wants to use us for, and however and wherever He wants to use us. In the end, it’s all about Him.

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    1. Bless God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Yes! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Apt! I couldnโ€™t agree more with your comments. ๐Ÿ“

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings, sis. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  12. Anuoluwapo Abraham says:

    Amen
    Thanks so much for sharing… Blessed!

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    1. Glad to know this. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Happy new week, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. Dawn says:

    โ€œGod makes no mistakes in orchestrating our lifeโ€™s move.โ€ – Thanks for this! When I have those moments of doubt, I can remember God makes no mistakes! Thanks sis.

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    1. Yes!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      You are welcome, sis. โค๏ธ

      Happy new week. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  14. Israel says:

    Thanks for sharing this

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    1. Glad to, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  15. I am in the right place to reach my one.๐Ÿ™Œ

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    1. Yes!! โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you sis. โค๏ธ
      Happy new month to you. ๐Ÿค—

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