Manic Monday Devotion
Written by Brad Oliver on February 25, 2020
Manic Monday – Position Not Condition
Hey there this is Pastor Brad with another Manic Monday. I was recently working out with a friend that I admire when it comes to fitness, and he’s a christian brother too. He said “Brad I want to tell you that even though you are in a wheelchair you stand much taller than most people I know spiritually. God has put you in a position, not a condition.” Wow! I have been in a chair for 30 years because of a motorcycle accident that I was involved in when I was 16, and I’ve never really thought of it that way. I know God has used this wheelchair for His glory, but I’ve never thought that God has positioned me because I constantly live in this condition of paralysis. Matthew said that was a God statement, and man it was. I was very appreciative of the compliment, and I thought on that one statement long after our conversation.
I want to encourage you today to not focus on your current condition, whatever that may be. I want to encourage you to focus on your position. The position that God has put you in to be a light in a dark world. I can say that if you want to be used by God to make a difference He will absolutely use you. I’m nothing special other than I desire to be used by Him. I want to be the sunshine in someone’s day. I want to make someone feel better after leaving a conversation with me. I want someone to ponder their relationship with God and see where they are. I want people to love Jesus because I know how good He is. So allow God to position you to be the difference maker in someone’s life. He can and will do it.