That uncomfortable pressure you feel when it’s time to leave a place and move on. You no longer feel you belong. Like when you left home to get married and you go back for a visit. It’s good to be there, but you no longer have the sense of ‘belonging’ anymore. They’ve re-purposed your old room, moved on with their lifestyle, no longer do they live their lives revolved around you.
John 14:1-4, Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
This world is not our home, we’re simply here on assignment. Consider it a very temporary one. You can still enjoy the visit, forge relationships, share meals, even marry and have children, but your final destination is a house Jesus is preparing for us. There will always be a room there that is your own. Never re-purposed.
Today as you go about your Fathers business, keep your eyes and ears open for your next assignment, but don’t allow the things of this world be what keeps you here. We are not of this world. Let’s do life for God so that when it’s time, we’ll be welcomed back where are real home is and enjoy the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.