Placed HERE?

22 Jan Placed HERE?

If you haven’t experienced my family (extended family included..aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents!) before, well…I have probably the best one in the world 🙂 Of course we are definitely not “perfect” by ANY means..not all days are  we “one big happy family”. We definitely have our ups and downs, fights and divorces. However, lately I’ve been finding myself limp at the knees because I see how fortunate I am to be in the family I was placed into. Placed. I had no part in choosing my family, nor my family me… I am extremely blessed.

Ever thought about that? You were placed right where you are.

If you are questioning the family you have been given, today I challenge you to think again. Whether your family is like mine, or nowhere near it…I challenge you to ask God why you are placed where you are (family or no family at all). He has a reason for everything, one we might miss if we don’t look around and watch. Listen, listen, listen and let Him teach you. Be patient, and you will hear.

Be blessed today, knowing that your life is completely out of your hands, but in the hands of the one who created E V E R Y TH I N G. The One who called you (placed you) where you are, will also do in you (from exactly where you are) what He means to. For good.

“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…” Romans 8:28

3 Comments
  • Amy Potts
    Posted at 15:10h, 24 January

    Miss Holly, what a wonderful way to view family relationships. You, my friend, are wise beyond your years. I love reading your blog because even though I am old and set in my ways, you somehow find a way to challenge me in yet another area. Blessings as you write, sing and travel!

    Amy

  • Sydney
    Posted at 23:28h, 20 April

    Holly,
    I happened to stumble across you awhile back and have been following you off and on. Tonight I happened to “stumble across you” again.
    You posted this several months ago…but as I was “stumbling” 😉 I came across this post.
    It’s interesting, as I write these words I feel anger…and emotions. This post that you wrote is definitely challenging.
    I have been intensely and extremely limited and damaged by pieces of my family, in words I can’t explain. I have been hurt in ways that are wrong and terrible…and I grew up in a Christian home, in fact my dad is pastor.
    I have come away scarred and bruised…from FAMILY.
    You hit on a sensitive nerve. I have been healing from many things for the past 3 and 1/2 years. God has been teaching me many many many things through this time. I realize tonight, from your post, that not even family can stop God’s beautiful plan.
    My “family” cannot limit him. 🙂 It may limit me…for a time, but in the long run if it does not limit him, then it doesn’t have to limit me, when I am his.
    I’ve often wondered why this family, why was I placed in this family.
    Though there were family members who tried to tare me down, God will turn it around for the good of his purpose.
    He will use my family in the long run for His Glory.
    Thank you, for hitting me so hard tonight and making me stop and really ponder this.
    There was no other family for me. (wow thats a tough one, lol)

    Thanks again, Sydney

  • Holly
    Posted at 08:52h, 03 December

    Sydney, I am so sorry I didn’t see your comment until today. You GREATLY encouraged me this morning…8 months later. Crazy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, I love love love the body of Christ. 🙂 It’s so cool how we need each other. God Bless you Sydney, and thanks again 🙂

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