Position – where we are
Whether in war or sports or in an aircraft, position matters. Most of us desire to be in a certain position in life. A place we strive to go or maintain our stance in. If we’re not careful, we’ll find ourselves in places we had no intentions of being. Years will pass and we’ll have no idea how we ended up where we are. The children of Israel were serving other gods, not realizing that in doing so, they were pushing themselves further from God (2 Kings 17:18-20). Maybe you’ve allowed time to get away or perhaps you got distracted by the things of this world and you’re not in the financial or spiritual or relational or professional position you thought you would be in by now, but I encourage you to be aware of where you are and the steps you’re currently taking to get to your ideal position.
Condition – how we are
How are you? We’re usually asked multiple times a day and our usual response is “I’m fine” or “Everything is good.” But how are you really? What does your heart look like? Out of it flows the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23) so ask yourself, how is it? How long have you been carrying that achy feeling? Is there a joy you can’t explain? Or has an emptiness crept in? It’s so easy to go through this life not feeling. We’re neither happy nor sad. We’re busy doing and not being. I encourage you to stop and consider the condition you’re in.
Positions and Conditions
As we live our lives, it is important that we keep in mind our position and condition. Too many people are where they want to be in life but they’re not emotionally well. While others are emotionally sound, but can’t tell you the last personal goal they achieved. After I got my last degree, I soon got an amazing apartment and a job I couldn’t have dreamed of being any better than it was, but I was a wreck inside. Now that I’ve allowed God to heal those broken parts, I’m questioning my current position. I believe this is what life is about: a constant self-evaluation as we strive to live the lives God intended us to, impacting those He intended us to. Check your position and condition.
2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV) Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!