When you are in a dark place
and you want to get out of it,
remember that life is not somewhere else,
but where you are.
The story may or may not be
that you quickly escape.
But the story surely is that God is with you
where you are.
Before you leap toward the escape hatch,
be where you are.
Notice. Look around, even in a dark room,
and see God there
before you leave.
for such a time as this
what if it all comes down to this moment in time
this arena you stand in right now
this opportunity straight ahead in the path
this hot spot
this choice for you to take as it is
to rise strong in your glory
to be all that you can be
this very morning