I am here but I don’t live here.
Acts 28:16 “When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.”
It was during his time under house arrest, chained to a guard that he wrote Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians and Philemon.
He knew where he was physically, there was no doubt in his mind, as we see when he wrote to Philemon v9 “Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus—“
You may know where you are today. You can describe your condition and the place where you have ended up in life. It may not be where you would have chosen. You may have hoped for better things. It can be a lonely place when there are more years of life behind you than in front of you and the signs of any progress are extremely limited.
This is where I am. However, it is not where I live.
Paul was actually not under Roman guard, he was not under house arrest, contained, limited, not free to travel like he had been, restricted from reaching the many churches that he still wanted to reach. He was not at that place. Paul saw it differently, Ephesians 1:3; 2:6; 3:10; 6:12 …
“I am limited under Roman guard but that is not where I am living my life.”
“I am blessed in the heavenly realms.”
“I am seated with Christ.”
“I am making the wisdom of God known.”
“I am fighting unseen powers.”
Get new revelation today on your position. Wherever you have landed, no matter how difficult, this is not where you live.