Dick Halverson sometimes uses the phrase; “Wherever you are, God has put you there.” He doesn’t mean God has put you in bad situations. He means, rather, in locales. Put another way, God has a job for you to do wherever you are. In your city. In your neighborhood. In your office. In your school. In your apartment building. In your church. Your presence is not a random act. There is a purpose to your existence and to your being in the place where you exist.
Jesus said to his disciples: “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and unto the ends of the earth.” Anywhere and everywhere we have opportunities to be about His business: to witness, to encourage, to give, to serve, to love. So, as the old adage puts it, “Bloom where you’re planted.” Wherever you are, God has a purpose for your life in that place.