“Well, we all have to be somewhere every day.”

“Well, we all have to be somewhere every day.”

Ruth McCartney

During a particularly stressful day in my life my mother-in-law Ruth McCartney said to me “Well, we all have to be somewhere every day.”   In her simple, humorous way she was teaching me that where I was, was not the problem.  Being the me I should be where I was, was the problem.

Mom McCartney was reminding me that the somewhere will always change around me, but I should not be changed by the somewhere around me. I just need to be the best and true me wherever and whatever that somewhere happens to be.

My somewhere could be on a sunny beach or in a crowded airport being told my flight was cancelled.  It could be in a fine restaurant or in place where the food being served was only fit for survival.

For the rest of my life I will be in hundreds and hundreds of somewheres.  For the rest of my life Jesus promised He would live in me in order to empower me to be the true and best me. All He asks of me is to abide in Him everywhere.

So, I continue to learn to be the true and best me by abiding in Christ 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. As I abide in Christ I know God will orchestrate the somewheres to develop me and use the best of me to love others.

It is a great day for every Christian to abide in Jesus and simply be the true and best they can be in Jesus.  In Jesus nothing is in short supply for any of us.

Bud McCord

Abide International

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