Mark 10:40 (NIV84) but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”
What if God has prepared something for us. A place. A situation in life that we can be remarkable in, yet no matter how much remarkable we are we won't be featured on the Nightly News, Shark Tank, in the Wall Street or in Entertainment Weekly. Few are. When I read this I couldn't help but thinking, what has been prepared for me? Why do I sometimes want something different? I want to watch the Superbowl, in person! I want the place of importance. I want..., you get what I am saying. God prepares a place for us and that is where we will fit and "flow". It is what we are made for. Why covet someone else's spouse, riches, position? It's a trap. Find yours.
It is also a trap to think that your lowly place is what God has prepared. We must be careful not to interpret where we are experientially with where God has placed us. Sometimes I think, instead of aspiring, we settle. We may not sit at His right or left, but we have a seat at His table and we have settle for the porch.
It sure makes you want to be close to Him and to listen to Him so He can tell you where your place is. Continuing to listen is important too because God often promotes you. You were in that place but He is moving you on to another place. Stay close my friends. Don't settle. Don't wish you were something you aren't. Go on a prayer walk and get directions to your prepared place.