REFUSE TO BE CAPTIVE

by: Michele-Lyn Ault

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment you first find yourself in.” —Mark Caine

Over the last few weeks, during the Place Session, the focus of our devotions have mostly been about intangible places. I would be remiss if I neglected the effect our tangible places can have on our whole selves.

I live with my husband and children in a small house on big land — 30 acres. Albeit beautiful, maintenance of the “big” land can take its toll. While walking the field in tears one especially hard day, the Lord spoke to my heart, “You possess the land. Don’t let the land possess you.”

And then I understood. I was allowing myself to become a slave to the place, when the Lord called me to be a steward and master. You see, we cannot always change the place we are, but we can change how we see the place and our purpose while we are there.

{Genesis 1:28}

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