“When it prospers, you will…prosper.” Jeremiah 29:7 GWT
Have you entered into a static place in your life? Would you rather not be there? God has a word for you. It’s the same word that Jeremiah brought to his people: You’re not going home anytime soon, so change your attitude, dig in and make the best of it. “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”” (Jeremiah 29: 5-7).
God allowed the Israelites to be taken captive. In their captivity God sends a word for them to make the best of their NOW moment. You are where you are, and God wants you to bless those around you. So instead of putting your life on hold waiting for circumstances to change, start pouring into other people’s lives what you want to come back in your own.
Why? Because when they are blessed, you’ll be blessed too! How do I know? Because Jesus said in His word: “Give, and it will be given to you…the measure you use…will be measured to you” (Lk 6:38 NIV).
Paul said it this way: “I have learned [to be] content in…every situation” (Php 4:12 NIV).
If you want to go from surviving to thriving, make the most of where God has placed you.
Live in the NOW. Don’t become static waiting for a better tomorrow. Make the best of today.