"...One of the first questions recorded in the Bible continues to serve as a North Star as we navigate our way through the dark forests of life. After Adam and Eve had eaten of the forbidden fruit, recognized their nakedness, and clothed themselves with fig leaves, they hid out of shame. The Lord seeks them and asks, "Where art thou?" Obviously, He knew the answer to His question without having to ask it, so clearly He asked for the benefit of His listeners. Having disobeyed God, Adam and Eve had their eyes opened to a new reality and had to reassess who they had become and where they were. Basically, like each of us, Adam and Eve became caught in a riptide of change and were forced to reposition themselves.
"Like our original parents, we, too, must face the changing landscape of our personal gardens. Therefore, it is essential that every man or woman answer the proverbial question, "Where art thou?" For men in particular it is often difficult to ascertain where we are, as we often tend to focus on what we do and what we have, which might actually camouflage a deep sense of isolation hiding beneath the facade of degrees, stocks, bonds, church-membership growth, or whatever you deem as a measuring stick of achievement.
"For men and women alike, this self-analysis is not easily conducted in a society that seldom asks where you are, but largely focuses instead on who are you and how you measure up against others."
-- Bishop TD Jakes (Reposition Yourself, p. 46)
If we are to reposition ourselves to embrace a life without limits, then we have to seek the Lord not just about where we are, but we have to seek Him about where we are in relation to exactly where He has called us to be.
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.