One memorable night, young Samuel wrestled with God’s call. He was unsure how to answer. Older, wiser Eli advises Samuel not to ignore such a call but instead give himself fully unto the Lord.
So Samuel went and lay down in his place. I Samuel 3:9
We need more young people like this, who are willing to serve God ‘in their place’. No matter how monochrome your life may be, it is your place. It was God’s Hand that set you there. Your parents may be ungodly, your resumé may be shallow, your education may be wanting and – while your friends are off getting married – you may be the most single person in a 100 mile radius. Yet, are you aware that this is where God has placed you? Or perhaps do you lie down at night kicking against the pricks?
Young Samuel knew his place. Personally, I find his early responsibilities (opening doors, keeping the fire) quite boring. But it was where the Lord had placed him and he was content in it. He knew his place and served God in it.
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11
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