My wife and I are currently reading The Normal Christian Life with a group of brothers and sisters. While reading today I came upon this passage in the sixth chapter and it really stuck out to me. We often long for a major life change, be it a change of scenery or a better job. How quickly we forget the joy and blessedness we felt, though, when that job was first opened to us. While I believe we should have a sort of discontentment in that we never settle and cease to go deeper spiritually, we also ought to have a sense of contentment in where we know God currently has us.
I am the Lord’s and now no longer reckon myself to be my own but acknowledge in everything His ownership and authority. That is the attitude God requires, and to maintain it is true consecration. I do not consecrate myself to be a missionary or a preacher; I consecrate myself to God to do His will where I am, be it in school, office or kitchen, counting whatever He ordains for me to be the very best, for nothing but good can coe to those who are wholly His.
May we always be possessed by the consciousness that we are not our own.
- Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian Life