The term positioning means an act of placing or arranging. To be positioned for more and better you have to be placed, and arranged differently than previously to fit what is next in your life.
Here’s the difficult part, sometimes the car has to break down to get a new one. The bridge has to blow up for us to find a different route. We are creatures of comfort and habits. We don’t subject ourselves to changes and new opportunities most of the time until we are forced.
And sometimes it makes zero sense. When I recently purchased my new home, I learned the mailbox lock was broken. I couldn’t get the key to turning for anything. I’ve never been a daily go-to mailbox person, I could put the mailman out of business because I only maybe check my mail once a month. Okay, so I’m not in a hurry to repair it or worried about it.
Then after going to the grocery and having $200 worth of party food for my housewarming event, I return to my home to learn that I’m locked out of my home. The lock that had been working all day every day, ten times a day just broke. I’m locked out with no way to get in except calling a locksmith.
I get a locksmith and while he was charging me a house call, we decided it would be a great time to replace my mailbox lock. If I hadn’t been locked out of my home, there’s no way I would’ve replaced the lock on the mailbox anytime soon.
I knew when I got locked out that I was being positioned. I sat down by my door and beside my groceries and I just talked to God and said I know there’s something you are trying to tell me. Instantly I knew it was the mailbox lock that needed to be replaced sooner than I had planned.
Fast forward 2 weeks. I get an email regarding the scholarship that I received back in February for school in September. In the email, they verify my address to mail me my class materials. Aha! Now I know why I needed to change the mailbox lock.
I think our lives are much like puzzles or games. We have to keep trying to see if the pieces fit. We gotta understand the dominos might fall, the Jenga wooden blocks could fall. We must understand that we are constantly being positioned for more, better, and new chapters. And just like games, sometimes our lives do fall apart for us to start all over but know we are just being positioned.