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, and God seems to be silent. They feel like Abram on his way to the Promised Land of Canaan, but got stuck in between in the town of Haran because of his father’s decision to stay.

Recently my wife LaVerne read a quote that helped me put it all in perspective. Although we are not sure who originally said this, it is certainly worth repeating: “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.” God says a similar thing like this, “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus” (1Thess. 5:17).