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God doesn’t give second best, to His children — who He passionately pursues, and calls first. In order to be called first, He needs to see you step up to the plate, ready in your uniform; His Armour — prepared for any position He may choose you for. When He scans the field along the boundary line; He looks for you; and hopes to see you ready, waiting and willing to go.. and there you are, faithfully prepared.. and then, you watch as those around you are sent out to their positions, their bases, their ministries, their most gifted areas to play — and He sits you on the bench and tells you to ‘wait’.
You soon realize you have yet to play on the field you long to play on. but, this does not for one moment mean that God chooses you last. God doesn’t look past you and consider you unworthy — as His best for you, often lies in His preparation, and your willingness to wait. His best for you is found in seeing you turn up for practice, turn up for training, turn up in your uniform ready to play, and humbly taking the bench when He calls someone else equipped and gifted to the base you were sure you’d be given.
And herein lies your decision on whether you will push through to a life of second bests, or you will wait it out for that which He has promised. You can jump team, you can swap uniforms and you can dive head first into a new church, a new ministry or a new city — and serve there immediately or you can remain faithful, committed and humble in your waiting. You can choose patience and blessing, over self righteousness and self-assurance. His best is not always quick or easily attainable. His best is not always seemingly glamorous, or plotted out and written down as we may have imagined it. His best is not “fill this spot” or “warm this seat” but His best is “this spot was made perfectly for you.” His best is “I prepared this seat, for such a time as this for you!” He is personal and timely; so live for a seasonal position on His team.
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