Devotional

The Right Move

Michael Beck Michael Beck

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,2)

Where God plants us we cannot die. He knows the right ground for our growth at any given time. Sometimes we get weary of where we are; we long for a change of scenery, new possibilities and challenges. We can move in a restless spirit to chase the doldrums away, but life is not found in things, it is found in knowing God. He must be our eternal habitation and resting place.

And then there are times when God indeed wants to move us into a different environment. We can feel a resistance to such a change. We are in our comfort zone and the thought of leaving it can be frightening. But in such a day we must only ask: “Lord, if it is You; bid me to come.” Whether we are in the boat or on the water is not the real issue. Only whether we are with the Lord, in the center of His will, is all important.

Stay planted until God uproots you. In His time, when you have borne the fruits of His Spirt from the ground you are in, He will transplant you elsewhere. And you will “go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.” (Isa. 55:12)


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.