Samuel  

What is your position?

A presenter could stand in front of a huge crowd, share his/her heart out, but will he be heard standing next to, instead of in front of, the mic?
Having a daily shower is key to our hygiene, however standing next to the flowing water and not wetting our body, would be pointless.
You will be of no use to your team mates as a prop in a rugby game, if you spend the game time as a wing, on the sides of the field.

What do these three examples have in common? Position. Our position in all that we do in life is key; we go throughout our daily lives placing ourselves in the correct position to make the situation work.

Samuel positioned himself throughout his life, to be under Gods’ guidance, devoting who himself, selflessly, to God and His will. This is noticeable in 1 Samuel 3:10, where as a young boy Samuel is approached by God and Samuel answers “Speak, for your servant is listening.” Samuel under stood from a young age that his life was not his, but God’s. Samuel placed himself in a position of blessing, being filled up by God, through the Holy Spirit. 

What position is your life in at the moment? Are we in a position of blessing?
I love 1 Samuel 7:3-4, as I imagine Samuel speaking to me.
‘ And Samuel said to me, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, then red yourself of the foreign gods (money, materialism, work,…) and commit yourself to the Lord and serve Him only, He will deliver you out of the hand of …( Your struggle)…”

Once we are in a position of blessing, we can then be in a position for blessing. Once we are in that position, our ‘jug’ is filled, we are content, not in need or searching for the next distraction. Positioning ourselves to be Jesus’ hands, feet and heart. Loving those around us unconditionally, none judgementally and with a servant heart.

As our positions in life are different to the next, so is our own position of blessing. We each have a unique relationship with Jesus, it is important to ask Him what position you need to be in, in order to be a blessing for others.

Samuel knew his position from a young age: “Speak, for your servant is listening.”