It seems like everywhere I turn, I find myself talking to someone who feels as if they are in the “land in between.” They know God has something for them in the next season, but find themselves waiting…living in a season “in between.”

My wife LaVerne read a quote to me this morning that put this dilemna into perspective:  “Instead of praying, ‘God what do you want me to do next,’ ask, ‘God, what do you want me to do while I am right here?’ Direction from God is not just for your next big move, He has a purpose in placing you where you are right now. Begin to understand God’s purposes for your life by discovering what He wants you to do now.”

We are not sure where the quote came from, but it is certainly worth repeating.  In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, God’s Word confirms the message of the quote: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”

God will lead us to new things, but for today, let’s ask our God for His eyes to see what He is doing around us now. Then, we will not miss our God-given opportunities for today.