Knowing Where You Stand
In the last few years, I have been in new situations where I wasn’t quite sure where I stood. Our family moved to Central Asia and joined a new team and then a few months later I started working at a new school. As you meet and get acquainted with your fellow workers, you try to be yourself and hopefully the best version of yourself. You try to figure out where you fit into the mix. Sometimes you even wonder what the others think about you and whether you are fitting in. It can be tiring and if you aren’t careful you can get inward focused over analyzing the situation. The day then comes where you feel a part of the team. The team knows who you are and you know them. You all have strengths and weaknesses but you are still a team. You can be yourself. You can laugh together and cry together. You know where you stand and that the team is behind you. You are free to be yourself and have given others the freedom to be themselves.
This morning as I was reading I John 5 in The Message, I was thinking about knowing where we stand with God. These words from the John spoke to me.