DISCOVER YOUR LIFE’S ASSIGNMENT 1 Peter 4
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. (v11)
if you watch people who are fulfilling their life’s assignment, their motivation is high. They have amazing endurance to overcome obstacles. They are growing and learning. There’s real joy in what they do. To miss out on your life’s assignment is to miss out on why God made you. Whether your job is in a church or a business, you were gifted and called by God – and you’d better take it seriously! Here are some questions to help you find your life’s assignment. (1) What’s my raw material? God has given you a certain temperament and talents and you have to honour your raw material. What unlocks your compassion? (sometimes the problem that infuriates you most is the is the problem you were born to solve) (2) Why do I do this? There’s a big difference between doing something because you believe God’s called you to it, and doing what your parents, your friends or your ego wants you to do. (3) What are my limitations? Knowing what you’re called to do often starts with discovering what you’re not called to do. When you can accept your life’s assignment. (4) So let’s be clear; you have an assignment. It has to do with what God hard-wired into you. You must seek it with an open mind. When people pretend to be something they’re not, they live with a chronic sense of inadequacy and set themselves up for a lifetime of frustration. Don’t do that. Be ruthlessly open to the truth about yourself. Your life’s assignment is something you discover, not something you choose (TWFYT)
PRAYER LINE: Dear Lord, show me where and how I might serve others and ease their burdens. Give me a heart of love and compassion that reflect Your love, and help me to take action. Amen.
We follow the example of Christ when we serve people in need.