Recognizing Your Divine Assignment
- March 9, 2019
- by Ricardo Newbold
God has a divine assignment for each Christian. Your assignment is any problem that you were created to solve. These problems are also your doors to rewards. This is where favor comes in. But how do you recognize your divine assignment?
God has laid out a road map for you to be successful in His plans. He has also given you His Holy Spirit to guide you to your divine destination. However, if you rebel against your assignment, God may allow painful experiences to bring you to a place of surrender.
How to Discern Your Divine Assignment
Many people believe that whatever you like doing without going through stress might be what God wants you to do. This might be true in some cases. God gave us some gifts that we can use to execute those assignments given to us. Yet, the problem might not be on how to carry out these assignments but how to recognize them.
Many of us do one work or the other and we remain confused because we don’t know if that’s the will of God for us. Most of the time we find ourselves failing some simple task. It may be because we are not in the right place, where God wants us to be. How then do we discover the exact assignment God gave us or wants us to do?
Let us now look to the scriptures to help ascertain our assignment.
Develop A Closer Relationship With God
The only way to be sure of understanding and completing your divine assignment is through constant fellowship with God (Secret Place). You can’t know the plans of the people you don’t know – even if a third party tells us about someone’s plan, it won’t be as true or convincing as hearing it from the person directly. In this same manner, we must build a strong relationship with God to be able to know His purpose.
Firstly, we must know His word . The word of God draws us to Him. We get to know him more and more – what he likes and what he doesn’t like. To be able to grow in Christ daily, we must eat the spiritual food which is known to be the word of God. When we read His word, we get to understand our purpose.
Another way we can build a strong relationship with God is through prayer. Prayer is essential as it links us with God. He talks to us and makes his plans known to us through prayer. When we pray in the morning before going to work or anywhere, we receive guidance from Him that will direct us through the day.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” ~ Psalm 19:14 (NKJV)
This may look strange but yet it is important that we learn to be at peace and listen to whatever God has to say to us. After meditating on the word or after praying, we must listen to what God has to say. Listen to know why He has called you – don’t be the only one talking every time.
God speaks to our mind and uses our thoughts to speak to us about His plans. Yet, there are different things you must pay attention and listen to, which are;
The Holy Spirit
Seeking the Lord in prayer, meditation on the Word of God and by fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit, you will discover the assignment of God for your life. The Holy Spirit talks to us in a still small voice. Hence, we must listen to get what He is passing across to us. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God in man’s heart.
Now that you are in Christ, your heart is renewed and your thoughts are not just ordinary. Your heart is a tool God can use to reveal your divine assignment. Sometimes, you will get to ask yourself some questions about your life.
Questions like, “How will I make it in life?” “What is the next in my life?” “How should I handle my family?” When you ask yourself such questions, God also uses your thoughts to give you an answer. You will then notice you are thinking of possible solutions to the questions you asked yourself.
Listen to the ministers of God. Don’t raise a conflicting spirit against whatever they are saying – they have been anointed to speak the mind of God.
Study the Map (The Bible)
To fulfill your divine assignment, you must know God’s word. The Bible is a book of guidance to the Christian. 2 Timothy 3:16 stated that the Bible was written by the inspiration of God and it is useful for correction. Does the result of the prayer you are seeing or the voice in your head align with the word of God?
God exalts His word more and His word can never change. He can never say anything against what He has already spoken. His word doesn’t contradict. Matthew 24:15 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Follow Clear Instructions
God’s will won’t cause you to be confused. Particularly, the kind of confusion that causes difficulty in doing the will of God, thereby causing frequent stumbling.
1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” The word of the Lord is clear and direct, He will instruct you on the way to go.
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
How Does It Affect Others?
God has told us to love our neighbors but when we are getting something that is contrary to that, then it’s not the will of God. Galatians 6:10 “Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
You cannot say because it’s the will of God that you do His work and abandon your responsibility as a wife, a husband, a boss, or whatever position you are in. 1 Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
Doing the right thing for your family and the people whom you love, including the people at your workplace is the will of God.
Build Your Life Around Your Divine Assignment
God has already placed a specific assignment in your life that only you can accomplish with His help. Your job is to discover that assignment, complete it with God’s help and be a blessing to the Body of Christ.
Your assignment or plans can be found in studying the Word of God. (NKJV) Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ”
God’s thoughts and plans for your life are for good and not evil. They are to prosper you! God’s assignment for you will not fail when you do it His way. Continue to seek Him and He will reveal it to you.
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One Thing You Need to Be Effective in Your Divine Assignment
- February 16, 2017
- Change , Destiny & Purpose , Transition
Years after my first angelic visitation in 1991 (which was shocking to me at the time), I received the following revelation about developing a positive Kingdom mindset—because it has everything to do with discovering and walking in our destiny. And it radically changed my own life too.
I released my Prophetic Word for February: Radical Adjustments & Reassignments Coming because many of you are being realigned and repositioned right now for the “divine assignments” God has for you in marriage, business and ministry partnerships.
But I also want to mention this here because it can help you move towards your destiny much more quickly.
Preparing for your divine assignment
Understanding God’s Kingdom requires us to have spiritual eyes and ears. Jesus said over 15 times that we must have “eyes to see and ears to hear.”
In John 5:19 (NLT) Jesus said He did “…only what he sees the Father doing.” Notice the words see and do . Not only do we need to see what God is doing, but we also must be “doers of the word” (James 1:22 NAS) as well.
When we know God’s intention for a situation, it allows us to be in agreement with Him.
But sometimes it may be opposite from what we expect.
Notice that Noah built an ark in a dry season.
Joseph advised Pharaoh to store up grain in a time of prosperity so that he would be a blessing in a time of famine.
Not to mention all the spiritual principles that seem to be backwards from our natural thinking, things like: you must give to receive, the last will be first, if you humble yourself God will lift you up, etc.
Discovering your destiny in the mess
The new divine alliances and assignments that are coming will not all look nice, neat and orderly!
They will not violate any principles of the Bible, but God is about to do some radical things to bring about a radical change in His Kingdom on Earth.
This will help us to fulfill our destinies at a level we have not seen before.
Right now many people don’t know what their destiny is. Many don’t know their spiritual gifts or what God has called them to do.
If that’s you, I want to encourage you today with this.
First John 4:4 tells us that the Spirit within us is greater than the one in the world around us.
Science has discovered that there is a major difference between light and dark. Light can be measured and it has substance and mass. Darkness however, is simply the absence of light.
Jesus is Light and Paul encourages us to live as children of Light (Ephesians 5:8). Living our lives with a greater measure of God’s love and light is extremely powerful. We then dispel darkness wherever we go.
As Christians, we need to understand and regularly practice positive spiritual principles, for example:
- Praying for those who curse us
- Loving and not judging
- Giving to those in need
- Helping the oppressed
- Being humble as opposed to proud and arrogant
- Forgiving those who offend us
The list is actually much longer … but you get the picture. Notice that most of these principles are relationally oriented and they direct us on how to relate with other people as opposed to only relating to God.
Your divine assignment will involve partnering with other people. But we need to do it in the spirit of Love.
Many Christians love God, but when no one is looking, they are guilty of mistreating people.
But we can change the spiritual atmosphere around us by loving, blessing and being an encouragement.
Here’s the fun part: If you do these things regularly, the principle of sowing and reaping will eventually kick in.
Your life will be overflowing with good things to the point that you cannot help but change the world around you. What you sow is what you will reap.
If you sow grumbling, doubt, fear, depression, anxiety and complaining, then that is what you will get in return.
If you sow love, hope, encouragement, generosity, humility, forgiveness, etc., then that is what you will experience more of.
Developing a positive Kingdom perspective and lifestyle is what will truly change our lives and the lives of many around us.
It’s also where we will find our divine assignment.
It took me years in the school of hard knocks to learn this and I want to help save you time and pain—so that you can accelerate the process to your destiny and discover your divine assignment!
Because as God is doing something new, now more than ever we need new strategies to bring God’s love to a hurting world. We need some fresh and original ideas in churches, businesses, education, government, media, entertainment and all aspects of life.
This is an exciting time to be a part of what God is doing!
God has revealed that now is the time to prepare for the “Divine Alliances” He is bringing—to connect many people in unlikely ways for strategic marriage, business and ministry partnerships.
If you’ve been wondering what’s next for you in this season, and how you can align yourself with your divine assignment, check out my online training, Discovering Your Divine Assignment .
Get ready for the new things!
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- February 27, 2017
Great article Doug!! My question is how many believers really know what they are called to do and how many are truly seeking what their divine purpose is? Most Christians I meet don’t have a clue as to what their purpose in life is. Most churches don’t even help people discover their ultimate purpose. People go to church week after week and are not supernaturally changed. Radical change is desperately needed and I want to be apart with those who will bring radical change. Your ministry is doing that very thing! Thanks for all that you are doing to build us up and to help us discover our purpose in the Kingdom!
- July 14, 2017
Thank you Pst Doug,your article is timely at this time that discovering God’s purpose is crucial.I beleive as a beleiver,we are intricately wire with divine ability,so we need to identify our purpose,feel the pain of others as a deliverer,& focus on God as fulfil our destiny.THANK YOU.
- July 17, 2017
Yes, we are wired with divine ability since the Holy Spirit is in us and He can do the miraculous! Bless you, Wale!
Firstly, my encounter with “Doug Addison” name was by a brother in Canada who also mentioned many others. This was just before Doug was il and went to see Todd and was delivered. I saw this in the Spirit which connected me suffering similar afflictions later on. Great things happen when we pray for one another! I’ve reached out thousands of times for prayer with the notice of when I’m prayed for in my spirit. This must be how Paul felt in his endever to further the Kingdom. Well I’d love to be a part of what I have to believe all are sensing in their spirits of what’s to come. There’s so much what I will call “SCRAMBLING” to the the money trough $$$ Can’t tell you many times I’ve giving to get debt free! My passion is healing and am still amazed when God moves me to pray for others! Yes – Ministries need $$$ / but God put the wealth in the earth! 🔥SHALOM🔥
Thank you for your minister!!!!! We have treate everyone we meet with the same love Jesus Christ demonstrated. God bless you guys
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A DIVINE ASSIGNMENT
Whenever God gives you a divine assignment, you must have the faith and commitment to carry it out. It is a blessing to be used by God. One cannot be fearful or reluctant but must have the faith to trust God. The assignment that God gives must be carried out precisely in the manner in which God has instructed. There can be no detours when you seek to follow His instructions. No matter how difficult the assignment, when you put your trust in God, He will give you the power to complete the assignment. Our scripture lesson in II Samuels 7:27, speaks of a divine assignment:
“O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, God of Israel, I have been bold enough to pray this prayer to you because you have revealed all this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you–a dynasty of kings!’”
n this passage, God has given David an assignment. Israel is God’s chosen people and David is acknowledging that He has been instructed by the Lord to build a house. God has promised a blessing to His servant and David is committed to carry the assignment to completion. God’s love for the people of Israel has caused him to honor them by using His servant, David, to construct the temple. When you get a chance read chapter seven. Prayerfully, when God gives you an assignment, you will carry it out until completion.
II Samuel 7:27 (NLT)
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What Is a God-given Assignment?
by Daniel Bacon
Moving toward fulfilling the good work God has for us includes wisdom and action. Bacon offers guidelines for finding our way in the myriad of options.
Over the years of my missionary career there have been numerous times when leadership has suggested that I take on a new ministry assignment that involves a change in role, and in some instances, even a change in location. That inevitably sets in motion a period of heart searching, asking difficult questions without always finding answers, coupled sometimes with uncertainty, frustration, and anxiety before coming to a final decision.
I suspect that most of us have gone through this process. How do we really know when a proposed assignment is something God is ordering or something else? How do we recognize a God-given assignment? Keep in mind that some might even challenge the notion that God truly has assignments for us that we must discover and fulfill. Regardless, we need to think carefully about the answers to this key question as it may have a profound impact on our daily spiritual life and how we approach our ministries.
From the perspective of Ephesians 2:10 it is clear that God has prepared a path which is characterized by “good works” in which we should walk. In Hebrews 12:1, the writer exhorts us to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” The idea is to run faithfully in the lane uniquely marked out for each of us. From our limited perspective, how then do we discern that path or identify the particular good works that God purposes for us? Let me suggest three approaches.
1. The “to-do list” approach. Some have argued that God’s call or assignments are very specific and can be determined through thoughtful prayer, scripture, and godly counsel. In other words, God reveals the where and the how through these time-honored means. Historically, Christians have been taught that God does indeed have good works or assignments for us individually as well as corporately. As a young believer, I was told that God had a specific plan for my life and I must discover it and then do it with all my heart if I were to fulfill my calling. My task was to find God’s “to-do list” for my life, and then at each junction pursue it.
2. The “godly wisdom” approach. Others see God as giving us freedom to make choices and believe that those very choices become the will of God for us as we seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. In other words, God has already revealed all that we need to know to live out the Christian life, and as long as we make decisions consistent with his revealed purposes and values in scripture, we are within God’s will.
Furthermore, this approach would add that God has given each of us a mix of natural abilities, acquired skills, and spiritual gifts, and that he expects us to live out our “gift mix” as good stewards. Thus, whatever task or “good work” we undertake doesn’t really matter in terms of being God’s will or call, but rather our main concern should be that it expresses his revealed purposes in scripture and is done in a way that brings glory to him. This is what is meant by exercising godly wisdom in choosing from among alternatives as we seek to glorify God in our lives. In effect, whenever I choose an assignment believing that it is a good and right thing to do, God, in his sovereign control and purposes, makes it my God-given assignment and ultimately works out his plan (Rom. 8:28).
I confess that I struggle to understand just how God guides. At times, doors open in a way that seems to shout, “Pay attention! This is your opportunity. Walk through it.” There are other times, however, when I feel as if I am totally on my own to make a decision and hear no voice whispering in my ear, “This is the way; walk in it.”
So how do we resolve the tension or polarity between these two views—between what seems a very personal and subjective approach (discover the list and do it) versus a very objective approach (exercise godly wisdom)? My own conviction is that resolution lies in a dynamic tension between the two. But just what do I mean by this?
3. The “partnership with God” approach. As I read scripture, and in particular passages that relate to God’s involvement with the believer in working out his sovereign purposes, I am persuaded that the process of guidance is more complex than we may think and grows out of a partnership with God rather than a simple “follow the directions” approach.
Passages such as 1 Corinthians 3:8 and 3:14-15 indicate that rewards will be given to a believer according to his or her own labor before the judgment seat of Christ. The expression “labor” seems to be referring to one’s unique contribution to the planting and building up of the Church. In other words, the focus is on one’s function and faithfulness in fulfilling that role rather than saying anything specific about where or in what setting we labor. We are rewarded then according to the quality of our contribution (gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, straw) as we operate within our general sphere of gifting or function. As the Apostle Paul puts it, “…as the Lord has assigned to each his task” (1 Cor. 3:5).
Furthermore, Paul describes us in 1 Corinthians 3:9 as God’s fellow workers—an amazing statement! He indicates that as workers we are privileged to serve in a partnership with God to accomplish his purposes. Again, in another setting, the Apostle Paul talks about this partnership in this way: “…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Phil. 2:13). In other words, God does not treat us merely as robots at the end of a remote control. Rather, there is a divine synergy between the Lord of the Harvest and each of us individually in working out his plan for our lives.
This synergy is further emphasized in 2 Thessalonians 1:11: “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.” What is interesting here is to see the initiative seemingly coming from us to undertake a purpose or act. Then, after taking the first step in faith, we see God working in power to fulfill that act or purpose through us. Here then is the mystery of partnership with God. What has happened is that God worked in us at first (“to will and do of his good purpose”). In responding, we in turn take ownership of that burden and it becomes “our purpose” as well as God’s, and thus we see this reciprocal dynamic taking place.
I am persuaded that God will guide us, but the defining of any so-called "God-given assignment" is a process that includes us as well as the Lord. I believe that it is important for us to pray about what we should do, read scripture carefully to make sure our motives and overall values are in alignment, and seek godly counsel. But I also believe that we need to take more responsibility for our part in decision-making and believe that in the process God will be at work.
What then is the role of the subjective and the objective in the equation of discerning a God-given assignment or in receiving a call? In addressing this question I would like to touch upon two important factors and then outline some general guidelines.
Important Factors in Defining a God-given Assignment 1. Culture and environment. Part of the complication in defining how God guides our lives or in determining what constitutes a “God-given assignment” is our own cultural conditioning. Western or Postmodern cultures that put more emphasis on individual choice and freedom tend to emphasize the subjective side of guidance. In other words, the key questions would start with how you feel about the task: Are you convinced in your heart that it is the right thing to do? Do you have personal peace about the decision? What would bring you the greatest sense of fulfillment and use of your potential?
By contrast, traditional cultures which are more family-oriented and communitarian in their values and practices would tend to stress the objective side of guidance: What is expected by others? What is required or what is your duty? What would please or benefit the group most? Seldom heard is the oft-mentioned phrase so common in the West: “I don’t feel like it!”
2. The call. Inevitably, any discussion about guidance will bring up the matter of the call. Few questions come up as frequently or creates as much confusion in Christian circles as the whole matter of the “call”—whether to a place, ministry, or task. However, what does it really mean and how does one really know if he or she is called by God? When am I “free to just choose” and when must I have a “call”?
The Greek word kaleo, usually translated “call,” occurs 148 times in the New Testament with an additional 70 times in related terms. The predominant use of the term is in reference to God’s calling of individuals to salvation and to a quality of life as a Christian. Thus, we could describe this as God’s general call to all believers.
At the same time there is another use of the term as found in Romans 1:1 and 1 Corinthians 1:1, which describes a call to a unique role or function. Paul saw himself as an apostle, called and appointed by the will of God (Eph. 3:7). Related to his function as an apostle, he then viewed his service as an outworking of that call or function (Acts 13:2; 16:9). Thus, we are all called to salvation and a Christian walk worthy of that calling (Eph. 4:1). Beyond that, however, some are called to a kind of ministry or task as Paul and Barnabas in Acts 13:2. The focus of a call, then, is on the function more than the where and how.
It is important to note that the only time geography is used in relation to a call in the New Testament is in Acts 16:10. Beyond that there is no other reference to Paul being called out from Macedonia to some other location or ministry task similar to the way he was called to Macedonia. Why geographical direction was given here but apparently not elsewhere is not clear, but perhaps there was something special about the circumstances. Therefore, we need to exercise caution in demanding a geographic call before determining our direction. Furthermore, there is no record of any individual in the Book of Acts being accepted or rejected on Paul’s apostolic mission band because of a personal call. Also, the term is never referred to as a requirement in the list of qualifications for church leadership in 1 Timothy 3 or Titus 1.
What do we mean then by the call? For many, the traditional use relates to a feeling or conviction that someone should be in a particular country or in a certain kind of ministry and undertake a specific task. The call is frequently tied to God’s guidance for special service, usually in the cross-cultural sense or to the staff of a local church. One should never go out without one, nor accept a position without one, for that would be inviting trouble. Ignoring the call would be disobedient and result in serious consequences and loss. The call usually comes through the formula of the word, prayer, and circumstances.
On the other hand, a number of Bible teachers or mission leaders question the biblical validity of a special missionary call. They stress that scripture’s commands to go and make disciples are evident, and extraordinary guidance of a subjective nature is unnecessary. Rather, the emphasis should be on a person’s suitability and availability to respond to given needs or opportunities. If those are in tandem from an objective standpoint, the person should move ahead even without a “feeling” of being called.
Many, however, use the term “call” in a generic sense, synonymous with God’s guidance, including both subjective and objective factors. Although in this system an individual’s convictions are given consideration, responsibility for assessing suitability is not ignored. If the qualifications are lacking, the church or mission agency usually discourages candidacy, regardless of the person’s subjective feelings.
The following guidelines may help steer our thinking through this important decision-making process of discerning a God-given assignment.
Assignments that apply to all. Every believer has been called to a relationship with God and to a quality of life that honors him in every aspect of daily life. As Paul reminds us, “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Eph. 4:1). This is the will of God for each of us, regardless of where we live or what our individual roles might be. Jerry Sittser adds this practical note:
The will of God concerns the present more than the future. It deals with our motives as well as our actions. It focuses on the little decisions we make about the future. The only time we really have to know and to do God’s will is the present moment. We are to love God with heart, soul, mind and strength, and we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. These are the basic responsibilities Jesus challenges us to pay attention to… (2000, 29)
Assignments that express our unique giftedness and basic function in the Body of Christ. Scripture makes clear that what God has equipped us with as believers (natural abilities, acquired skills, spiritual gifts) should give direction to our primary service and assignments. Peter states it simply when he exhorts, “Each one should use whatever spiritual gift he has received to serve others, faithfully ministering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Pet. 4:10). There is a sense in which all of us are called to serve—to do the necessary things at times, regardless of whether or not we feel that it matches our training or giftedness. However, as a general rule, God expects us to take on tasks or accept assignments that enable us to best utilize our giftedness.
In Ephesians 4, Paul reminds us that God has given gifted people to serve within the body and to reach out to the world. These gifted people are called apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Each of these gifted people is called to fulfill a certain function. What is stressed is not the specific location or organization within which they might serve, but rather the nature of their unique roles. As one reads through Paul’s journeys in Acts, we see frequent changes in place, circumstances, and assignments. And yet the thread of continuity in all of Paul’s ministry settings was the unique role he fulfilled as a gifted apostle, teacher, and pastor.
Sittser clarifies the importance of distinguishing between our basic calling and our careers (2000, 63). Sometimes we confuse our God-given function with any specific job description, role, or career. We think that God calls us to a career (e.g., missionary, doctor, engineer), but fail to understand that within any vocation we are called to a basic function which flows out of what God has equipped and gifted us for (e.g., evangelist, pastor, teacher, encourager).
Assignments that respond to needs and opportunities. The New Testament is replete with exhortations for God’s people to engage in “good works” (e.g., 2 Cor. 9:8; Gal. 6:9-10; Eph. 2:10; Titus 2:7, 14). The theme running throughout these texts is that each of us is to respond to needs and opportunities for doing good; by doing so, we are fulfilling God’s redemptive purpose or calling for us.
Thus within these broad parameters of God’s clearly revealed will, each of us takes on various assignments that reflect God’s purposes. I really don’t need to pray about whether or not I should love my neighbor or seek to serve within the local church. God has already spoken about these duties. In my daily priorities and choices, any action or response that flows naturally from life’s circumstances or demands and looks like, smells like, and talks like a good work, becomes a God-given assignment to me at that point. Whatever best expresses the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) in a situation automatically qualifies as God’s assignment and thus God’s call or will for me.
There are innumerable potential good works that theoretically could be considered divine assignments. The key issue, however, is not to be unduly concerned over which should be mine or yours, but to start from the perspective of what are the needs or opportunities that I’m uniquely equipped to undertake or have the reasonable opportunity to meet.
Assignments that come from a God-given burden or concern. There is strong biblical evidence that God also works in our hearts so that a vision, burden, or concern to meet a need begins to emerge and gives us a conviction that there is something we need to do. Paul reminds us that “…it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Phil. 2:13).
Titus is an interesting case study. At one point, Paul asks Titus to go to Corinth to assist in the pastoral care and development of this important local church. Using his apostolic authority, Paul could have ordered Titus to go and likely he would have. Paul was not adverse to issuing orders to fellow workers such as Titus in other settings (see Titus 1:5). But instead we read, “I thank God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you. For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative” (2 Cor. 8:16-17).
It is interesting that most ministry visions flow out of a desire to meet a need or solve a problem. Seldom does a vision come from a vacuum. History is filled with stories of God’s servants seeing a need, and feeling within a growing desire or burden to do something about it. Hudson Taylor saw one million souls a month perishing without Christ in China, and the burden to help is what drove him to start the China Inland Mission in 1865.
God has called us to partnership in his work in this world. It would seem that as we walk with God, from time to time he brings to our awareness a situation that cries for help. We are confronted and begin to feel in our heart of hearts that this should not be. It becomes a cry or protest against the status quo. That kind of a conviction would strongly indicate a God-given assignment.
Assignments that come from organizational requirements. When we are a part of an organization as an employee or volunteer, then scripture makes clear that work-related assignments are in reality God-given assignments. Paul reminds slaves in Ephesians 6:7, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is a slave or free.”
When we are serving under authority, we are told to see our tasks not just as menial or mundane jobs to be done, but rather as acts of service to God. How much more so when we are serving within a Christian organization or as part of a ministry team. Tasks then that come to us from the team need to be seen as God-given assignments and solicit from within us a wholehearted commitment to contribute as best we can.
Summary In the end, we are all called to walk by faith and not by sight. We desperately want to get things right and thus, at times, want “absolute proof” of what God is asking or calling us to do. However, each of us needs to take a final step of faith even after we have done all to discern God’s will with respect to a proposed assignment. Ultimately, we are to trust not in our guidance, but in the God who guides (Ps. 48:14).
Reference Sittser, Jerry. 2000. Discovering God’s Will: How to Make Every Decision with Peace and Confidence . Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan.
Having served in Japan and Singapore, and as U.S. national director for OMF International, Daniel Bacon has focused on leader development among OMF personnel and consulting with other ministries. Daniel has a DMiss from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
EMQ, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 60-66. Copyright © 2011 Evangelism and Missions Information Service (EMIS). All rights reserved. Not to be reproduced or copied in any form without written permission from EMIS.
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GUEST SERMON: Connecting with a divine assignment
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Pastor Abi Olusoji Special to The Guardian
Text: Jeremiah 1:5
Life is a race.
Life is a journey.
And we all have one life to live and it would soon be gone.
Many people are living to build an earthly legacy, but the most enduring legacy we can build is that which would last for eternity. The race of our individual destinies is the race set before every one of us and it is the most important race of our lives.
“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12: 1-2.
This race is called the High Call of God in Christ Jesus for our lives. See Philippians 3:13-14.
The race set before us is an individual one, peculiar to and customized to fit the divine will and pattern for our earthly existence.
After the salvation experience, the unfolding of our divine assignment is the greatest project of our lives. Interestingly, it is only just about one person out of every 100,000 who lives to fulfil his or her God-given assignments.
Note that your earthly influence and heavenly reward is tied to the unravelling and deployment of your divine assignment.
2 Timothy 4:7-8: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith, now is laid up for me the crown of righteousness….”
There are certain things you need to note about your divine assignment. They include the fact that your assignment was finished and perfected before you were created. It is now your job to find out and enter into what was finished before you were created. Psalm 139:15-16.
Your divine assignment is the progressive unravelling and attainment of your primary calling in life. It is blessing the world with the worth and quality of your personhood and attracting others to follow your inspiration.
Your divine assignment has to do with progressively achieving personal excellence and then becoming a better version of you. This is because you don’t know how gifted and valuable you are until you allow God to introduce you to yourself.
In a nutshell, I would say that: Your divine assignment is doing what God wants you to do; having what God wants you to have; going where God wants you to go and then becoming who God ultimately wants you to become which is Christ-like. In the journey of destiny, God is calling us to live the Christ-life as in Galatians 2:20: “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I…’
Note, too, that your assignment is the core reason God placed you on the earth. So, it is your responsibility not to allow money, possessions, security, fame and the lust of other things to keep you away from the purpose of God for your creation.
When you’re walking in your divine purpose, there’s really no need to measure what is required of you by what others are doing. 2 Corinthians 10:12.
This natural life is a battlefield. You have to fight for your assignment: 2 Timothy 4:7.
The destiny of Jesus was threatened in Mathew 2:10-13; and in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Jabez had to fight for his destiny, in Genesis 32:24-28 the patriarch Jacob had to wrestle out his divine destiny.
If we’re to make authentic progress in life, we must face up to the necessity of an enemy who is desirous of stopping us from the place of our divine destiny simply because your divine assignment is what makes you valuable to God, dangerous to Satan and influential in your generation in your sphere of calling.
May the Lord empower each of us to fulfill the reason for our creation in Jesus name, amen.
Pastor Abi Olusoji can be reached at [email protected] . A guest sermon runs regularly in Saturday’s Guardian and is provided through Christian Communications.
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Understand your divine assignment
You are geographically designed. This means that your nationality, your race, sex and even where you were born were decided by God. You are geographically…
You are geographically assigned. This means there is a place, a city, a location where God wants you.
You are specifically assigned. You are not wired to do just anything but some things well.
Benefits of finding your place
1. Divine Assistance. Forces of destiny are released in your favour when you find your place. You begin to operate in favour when you find your place. Helpers appear when you find your place. Relationships change when you find your place. Angels assist only those who are working to fulfill their divine assignment.
2. Success. A man once said, “Once you surrender to your vision, success begins to chase you.” Where you are divinely located is where you will flourish and succeed. Jonah ended up in the belly of a whale while heading away from the place God sent him to. Each instruction from God is linked with your assignment. Your financial provision is waiting for you at the place where God has assigned you.
Your success is in finding your place in God’s order. Many die without stepping into their assignment; without finding their place. You can only touch the world through your assignment.
3. Greatness. You will live like a fowl if you don’t know you are an Eagle. The fulfillment of your divine assignment gives you a place among the stars. Your greatness is tied to your purpose. It is impossible to reach your best if you don’t know and do what you are created for. At best, you will end up a cheap copy of someone else. You can only be superior to others in your area of gifting. Dan 1:17, “As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” Daniel, Shedrack, Meshach and Abednego were gifted by God in learning and wisdom and that is the place where they were found to be ten times better than their counterparts. (Dan 1:20)
Enemies of destiny
The fulfillment of your assignment scares the devil the most. Nothing gives him as much pleasure as keeping you distracted. There are three things Satan loves to do to your assignment: (a) substitute it, (b) delay it, or (c) waste it. Most people die unfulfilled. His favorite pastime is to substitute people’s dreams. He will no longer succeed with you.
Here are examples of Destiny Wasters:
– Forces that incapacitate e.g. through sickness, etc.
– Forces that impoverish – paralyse effort, induce laziness, cause delay, divert blessings, destroy favour,
– Forces that switch dreams – make you do what you are not cut out for. There is nothing as devastating as travelling on a wrong road. May God change your direction!
– Forces that Sell, buy or steal destiny. Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob.
– Forces that corrupt through sex, drugs or other addictions.
– Wrong associations, wrong company – friendship, marriage, etc. There are four people in your life: those who add, those who subtract, those who divide and those who multiply.
– Wrong confessions. Words spoken over you have a bearing on the outcome of your life. Vows, decrees, enchantments and divinations.
– Premature death – forces that terminate life prematurely.
All this results in wasted lives, wasted destinies, and wasted resources.
Launching into your destiny and divine assignment
1Ki 1:39, “And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.”
The oil used here was the holy anointing oil, which was laid up in the tabernacle, and which was used for the anointing of both priests and kings.
You have a global assignment and it takes the anointing to launch you into it. It takes a prophet to commission and release you into your divine purpose on earth. Moses laid hands on Joshua, Isaac blessed Jacob; Elijah dropped his mantle on Elisha (2Ki 2:9-15), etc.
David was anointed three times for the manifestation of his divine assignment. Zadok the priest anointed Solomon to become king. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit to step into and fulfill his divine assignment.
But to succeed, you must remove every limitation from your mind. You must change your attitude and mindset.
Let me close with this story told by Robert Schuller. A man was selling balloons on the streets of New York City. He knew how to attract a crowd before he offered his wares for sale. He took a white balloon, filled it up, and let it float up into the sky. Next he filled a red balloon, and released it into the air. Then he added a yellow one. As the red, yellow, and white balloons were floating above his head, the little children gathered around to buy his balloons. A hesitant black boy looked up at the balloons and asked the man, “If you filled a black balloon, would it go up too?” The man looked down and said, “Why, sure! It’s not the colour of the balloon—it’s what’s inside that makes it go up!”
What’s inside of you determines the level of success you will achieve in life. Reaching the highest peak possible depends upon your mindset and your attitudes. The content of your mind determines the colour of your life.
What limitations have you placed on yourself due to the way you think or the attitudes you exhibit? Remember: It’s what’s inside that ultimately determines how high you will climb.
In the just concluded world athletic championships, Hussein Bolt, the fasted man on earth right now was disqualified from the 100 meters race because he made a false start in the semi-finals. He missed the gold medal.
Men disqualify you when you make a false start in life but God gives you a fresh start. God is giving you a fresh start today.
Rev (Dr) Olowojoba is Senior Pastor of Dayspring Bible Church & President Dayspring Christian Ministries International, Sobon-Lugbe, Abuja
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Fully Committed to God’s Divine Assignment
Posted july 25, 2021.
Are you fully committed to God’s divine assignment for you?
(NOTE: You can scroll to the bottom to watch today’s sermon.)
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been taking a look at being a vessel of God . From those sermons, we know that as a vessel of the Lord, God will use us for His higher plans and His higher purposes. We have seen how in the Old Testament, God used man to teach and to prophecy to one another. We have also seen in the New Testament, that the Lord still desires to use every last one of His children for the purpose of ministering to those around them.
In His Great Commission, we see Jesus say to those that would choose to follow after Him, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you ( Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20 ).” So, again, it is very clear to us that God’s higher plans and purposes for us is to minister to and make believers of all people.
Now, how the Lord uses us to carry out His divine assignment is unique (meaning personalized) to each of His children. Again, some He uses to preach the word and some He uses to sing so that they may uplift the spirits of others. Some the Lord may use to testify of their journey, and others He may use in the work of charity. God uses us as He sees fit.
Yet, I tell you that there are times when some of us have reservations (concerns) as to how we are being used by the Lord. Some of us question how the Lord is using us. We question the Lord’s motive and so, therefore, we begin to question God’s divine assignment. I want to take a look at these reservations some of us, His ‘vessels’ have and ask again today, are we truly fully committed to God’s divine assignment?
Do We Have Reservations?
I ask this question today because I truly wonder whether or not we are fully committed to being a vessel of the Lord. Scripture is filled with people who had reservations about the divine assignment the Lord had for them. Last week, I briefly mentioned Peter in my sermon and I felt compelled to preach a sermon focusing on him this week.
Peter, as you know, was one of Jesus’ twelve closest followers. Of Peter, Jesus said that He was a rock and on him, He would build His church ( Matt. 16:18 ). So, the Lord had a special plan and purpose for Peter meaning Peter would be a vessel that God would use to minister to others.
Through studying scripture during the years Jesus ministered and even after His resurrection, we see that Peter had some serious flaws. I don’t know if there is a faithful man in scripture who’s flaws and failures are put on display as much as his! Which, honestly, is very interesting because scripture usually portrays mostly the good things of those who were righteous, especially when it comes to the apostles. So, like many of us, Peter must have had many failures. I want to take a look at a few examples of Peter’s flaws for just a moment.
Scripture shows us that Peter was a bold, brash, and very impulsive man. With little hesitation, Peter brashly and impulsively cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant in the garden prior to Jesus’ arrest ( John 18:10-11 ). At another occasion, at the transfiguration of Christ, Peter, without realizing what he was saying , impulsively asked to build three tabernacles to Jesus, Moses, and Elijah ( Luke 9:33 ). At the Feast of Passover, the disciples argued among themselves who was greater ( Luke 22:24 ) and I believe it was Peter who was boldly believing himself to be greatest among the disciples.
Actually, it was at this feast where we see another character flaw of Peter rear its ugly head, and this flaw is an extremely dangerous flaw that we must focus on today.
To teach the apostles a lesson on what those who consider themselves to be great should do for those around them, Jesus chose to wash the apostles’ feet. This was a lesson on humility but it was also a lesson on serving others. Scripture tells us that Peter, initially, did not understand what Jesus was doing in that moment. When seeing Jesus approach to wash his feet, Peter rebuked Jesus. He eventually relented from his rebuke when Jesus told him the purpose behind washing his feet ( John 13:6-9 ).
Now that was not the first time that Peter offered this sort of rebuke to Christ and to God. Prior to His crucifixion, Jesus had been predicting his death to the disciples which really frustrated Peter. So Peter took Jesus to the side and, again, we see him rebuke what Jesus had been saying to which Jesus responded, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men ( Matt. 16:21-23 ).”
Now, I want to direct your attention back to my scripture for today in the book of Acts. By this point in time, Jesus had ascended to heaven, so Peter has had some time to grow, yet this character flaw is shown to us again. We are told that while he was on the rooftop of Simon the tanner, he ended up in a deep trance ( Acts 10:9-10 ). While in a trance, Peter saw a great sheet descend from heaven to him, and on that sheet he saw all kinds of animals. He then heard the Lord’s voice say to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat ( Acts 10:11-12 ).”
This, I want you to understand, was a direct command from God. Yet, Peter, we see, rebukes the Lord and tells Him, “Not so, Lord ( Acts 10:14 ) !” In fact, scripture tells us that this played out three times ( Acts 10:16 )! So, what was the deal with Peter? Why do we keep seeing him rebuke the Lord?
13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” 14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” KEY VERSE – ACTS 10:13-14 NKJV
The Great Sin of Stubbornness
Peter could not move beyond his thoughts and feelings – he was very stubborn . This was a very great flaw that he had because as a vessel of the Lord, he was meant to be fully committed to God, yet He continued to have reservation as to what God was doing. In a way, Peter’s stubbornness was causing him to question the motives of the Lord. Where he should have been mindful of the things of God, as shown to us when he rebuked Jesus when He was predicting His death, Peter was too stuck on himself.
As a vessel of the Lord, the ideal response from Peter would have been to do as the Lord had commanded – no reservations, no hesitation, no delay. As a vessel of God, the ideal response from the believer when God has commanded us, is to do as He commands.
Something we must understand when it comes to His divine assignment, God is going to move us wherever He sees fit and use us how He pleases. We have to learn to trust in how the Lord is going to use and we must be obedient to His command without reservation, hesitation, and delay. We are certainly going to have time to do the things we desire, but when the Lord gives us a task, yes, we should drop what we are doing and put His divine assignment first! If we say we desire to be a vessel of the Lord, we should be fully committed to God’s divine assignment!
The Christian’s stubbornness
I feel like many of us actually share a lot in common with Peter in that we can be very bold, brash, and impulsive. God can direct us to wait while He works on our blessing and we will have times when we ignore His command and act on impulse. God can direct us to move as He desires and some of us are bold enough to question His direction. Some of us, in fact, will flat out rebuke the Lord’s direction because we know a better way of being in service to Him. When we do this, I want you to understand that we are saying our thoughts are better than the Lord’s thoughts.
Last week I said that there is a great sin that today’s Christian commits and that was the sin of laziness. This week, I tell you that there is another great sin that is present in today’s Christians – the sin of stubbornness . When we stay attached to our own thoughts and feelings, and are not mindful of the things of the Lord, we are showing ourselves not to be committed to Him. When God has a divine assignment for us, and we choose to rebuke it because it does not fit our thoughts and feelings, we are not being fully committed to the Lord’s plans as we have so professed.
In the first book of Samuel, when we read of King Saul’s great sin, Samuel said to Saul, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” This, Samuel said, indicates that spiritual stubbornness is indeed a sin.
Samuel continued, “Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king ( 1 Sam. 15:22-23 ).” When we reject the Lord in our spirit, we certainly know that we cannot enter into His heavenly kingdom. Yet, I also tell you today that in our spiritual stubbornness, we find that it can not only be detrimental to us, but it can be detrimental to all of those around us.
Keep your vow to God
Again, I tell all of you that the Lord has a divine assignment for us and it is an assignment that is going to take us in directions that we could have never imagined. The Lord’s divine assignment may have us go through some things that we never could have imagined. God may have us speak to and minister to people that we may have never imagined speaking to and ministering to. We cannot be a detriment to the Lord and to those around us because of our own personal thoughts and feelings – this is a sin. We certainly should not do this if we have said that we desire to be a vessel of God for His special plans and purposes in our heart.
When we have said that we desire to be a vessel of the Lord, I want you to understand that we have made a commitment (a vow) to God in our heart! Making a vow to the Lord is very important.
I want to direct your attention to the book of Ecclesiastes for a moment. Solomon wrote, “When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed—Better not to vow than to vow and not pay. Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands? For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God ( Eccl. 5:4-7 ).”
You see, when we have taken a vow to be a vessel of God, we ought to stand by this commitment. God expects us to stand by that vow! I want you to understand that God desires to use a vessel that is fully committed to His divine assignment! God is not going to use anybody who is going to half step when it comes to His divine assignment. If you have said that you want to be used for the Lord’s special plans and purposes, then you must be all in and not one foot in.
I tell you today that it is commitment check time for all of those that desire to be a vessel of the Lord. I believe that all of God’s children desire to be a vessel of His so I tell you today that it is commitment check time for all of God’s children – all of those who are true worshipers and genuinely believe in Him.
Peter’s divine assignment
I want to quickly turn our attention back to Peter for just a moment because he underwent a commitment check in the book of Acts. While he contemplated the vision he saw in his trance, a commitment check came knocking on the door. Three men from Cornelius, a gentile man that served as a centurion in the Italian Regiment, arrived at Simon the tanner’s house ( Acts 10:1 ). We are told that they were there because an angel of God told Cornelius to reach out to Peter about his faith ( Acts 10:4-8, 30-33 ).
Cornelius is described in scripture as a devout man who feared the Lord ( Acts 10:2 ). He was the first of many gentiles who would become a genuine follower of Christ. I want you to understand that this was one of Peter’s divine assignments from God – to minister to Cornelius, therefore, to all other gentiles as well.
We know that this was a divine assignment because the Spirit said to Peter while he was still on the rooftop, “Go down and go with them, doubting nothing ; for I have sent them ( Acts 10:20 ).” So, now was not the time for Peter to have any reservations or rebuke about how the Lord was about to use him. Now was not the time for Peter to be stubborn in his ways!
When Peter arrived at Cornelius’ residence, he found not only was Cornelius present but that all of Cornelius’ relatives and close friends were also present ( Acts 10:24 ). Peter entered the residence and initially remarked, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean ( Acts 10:28 ).”
Peter continued, “But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me ( Acts 10:28-29 )?”
So, the check was to see if Peter had learned his lesson from the trance. A lesson, I believe, was more about being obedient and committed to following the Lord’s command than the food. Peter could have chosen to rebuke the Spirit and not have gone to Cornelius but we see Peter ultimately learned to put aside his stubbornness. We see that he committed himself to the task and was mindful that God was at work on His higher plans and purposes. Peter recognized that he was meant for something far higher than his own thoughts and plans!
Committed to the Lord
On that day, scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit fell upon all of those who Peter had ministered to. You see, we are meant for something far higher than our own feelings, thoughts, and plans. We are meant to help build, establish, and add to the kingdom of God. The thought never leaves my mind on what happens when we, in our stubbornness, become a detriment to those around us. The only thing stubbornness does is hold us back and keep us from growing.
As genuine believers, we have to be mindful and also be able to acknowledge when we are being a spiritual detriment to those around us because we do not want to hold them back from the heavenly gates. To be stubborn spiritually, is as detrimental as it is to be lazy spiritually with the same end results. If we have made our vow to be in service to the Lord, let us truly submit our will for God’s will and let us fully commit ourselves to God’s divine assignment.
Thought: The Obedient Sheep of God
By Rev. Leo H. McCrary II – July 25, 2021 Responsive Reading – Acts 10:13-29 Key Verse – Acts 10:13-14
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Preparing for God-Given Assignments
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Originally published Monday, 16 July 2018.
At this time, do you think or believe that God has given you an assignment? If so, what is it? Are you preparing for it? And in what ways? That’s what I’m going to help you focus on this week from a biblical and practical perspective. So, let’s get started.
For starters, there were many in the Bible we can quickly trace back to such as Noah who was given the assignment of building the ark. Moses who was given the huge task of leading millions of the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land. Joshua who was given the torch to bring them into the Promised Land. Esther who was chosen to be a queen for such a time to save her people from annihilation. Nehemiah who was heavily passionate and burdened with the task of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. And the disciples, as well as the Apostle Paul with carrying out the Great Commission to all the nations and spreading the gospel ( we also have this assignment).
So, has God given you any assignments?
As I thought and prayed about this post, the Lord impressed upon my heart to write specifically about understanding the importance of assignments, who they affect, how we should prepare ourselves for them, and why we do them in the first place. Before I go deeper, just know that any assignment God gives you should be taken seriously and with a confident trust that He will show up and be there to help and lead you by His Spirit. And guess what, no matter what it looks like or how it turns out in your eyes, God’s plans never fail. Remember that.
When you look back at his track record - the ark was built. Moses did lead the people out of Egypt. Joshua successfully lead them into the Promised Land. Esther boldly saved her people from annihilation. Nehemiah and his team did finish rebuilding the wall. The disciples, as well as the Apostle Paul kept the faith and finished the race at all cost. Paul said in 2 Timothy 1:1-2, “I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God’s plan laid out in the message of life by Jesus.” (MSG). Amen! You see, in all of these successfully completed assignments, God’s plan prevailed.
So, when God gives you an assignment, it’s very important to stay close to Him through prayer and His word for direction. He may even send Spirit-led messengers, volunteers, or instruct you to create a team to assist you. The key is following His divine provision step by step. Trust me. He knows how to get the job done, successfully .
And listen. In your lifetime sis, there will be many assignments given. If you’re a mother, you have the assignment of not only nurturing your kid or kids, but also teaching and training them godly ways and the Word. If you’re a wife, you have the assignment of being a loving, respectful and submissive wife who comes alongside her husband to help him fulfill his God-given assignment. You two are a team.
But also, if you work on the job, you’ll have many natural assignments. You’ll also have the task of being a light even on the dark or hard days. Your co-workers or fellow co-laborers will need encouragement by you and to see Jesus working through you by the way you carry yourself as a Christian. And you and I both have the assignment of helping to fulfill the Great Commission.
Assignments come in big and small packages. Our job is to unwrap them, accept them, and trust that our good Lord will help us carry them out well with the gifts He has so graciously given to us by His Spirit.
So lastly, I’ll ask one more time. Do you have a God-given assignment? Do you have something that you need to work on specifically this week? If so, prepare yourself accordingly. Break out a pen and pad, and start writing ideas down. Or open up a fresh screen on your computer and do some research about how to do what it is that you need to do. Make a list. Plan your week out early. Ultimately, you and God know what it all entails to get the job done and to get it done right and on time.
Don’t forget to pray, watch for His direction, listen for His voice and messengers, and be diligent in working towards completing your assignment. And make sure to give Him all the glory when it’s all said and done. I echo the words of the Apostle Paul from Philippians 1:6, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out !
QUESTION: Do you have a God-given assignment that He has called you to be all in on? How can you prepare for it? Also, if you need prayer, you can email me directly @ [email protected] . I look forward to hearing from you and praying for you.
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37 Bible Verses about Assignment
Colossians 3:23 esv / 22 helpful votes helpful not helpful.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
Ephesians 4:11-12 ESV / 17 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
Philippians 2:9-11 ESV / 11 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 10 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 21:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
Hebrews 1:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
2 Corinthians 5:1-21 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. ...
John 3:1-36 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...
Matthew 25:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 9 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...
2 Corinthians 2:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.
Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Psalm 17:1-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O Lord ; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! From your presence let my vindication come! Let your eyes behold the right! You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent. My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped. ...
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
John 14:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Job 38:4-7 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Numbers 13:1-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them.” So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the Lord , all of them men who were heads of the people of Israel.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Peter 3:1-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ...
Hebrews 5:13-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
1 Corinthians 14:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.
2 Timothy 1:6-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...
Galatians 4:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
Song of Solomon 2:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”
Hebrews 7:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
Matthew 24:42 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
Matthew 24:23-27 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Psalm 19:1-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. ...
Exodus 19:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”
Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...
Psalm 105:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Oh give thanks to the Lord ; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
Psalm 14:1-7 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord ? There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous. ...
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How to know your God-given assignment in life by Ladi Ayodeji
It is a fallacy to claim as most people say, that God would put an affliction, sickness, poverty or hardship on you to compel you to preach the gospel. That’s cheap blackmail. And God is not a blackmailer. It is false teaching.
Your Great commission is your call to serve in the kingdom of God; not necessarily to preach or evangelise. It is your divine assignment or purpose here on earth; your great personal commission is the call of God upon your life to serve Him in whatever capacity to grow His kingdom.
God’s call: Could be in, or outside the vineyard
Such a call could be in, or outside the vineyard. It is God’s prerogative to decide, you have no hand in it. All He wants is your cooperation for you to say, like the prophet Isaiah, “Lord, here I am, send me”.
What distinguishes the call of God from your personal life project is that His call comes with an anointing or spiritual gift/empowerment to enable you to fulfil the call; whereas, all you need to actualize a life project is talent, mainly.
In either case, divine grace is also very essential. This piece is intended to get a lot of confusion off the heads of our youth about focus or direction. Many youths don’t know why they are here on earth. They don’t know their purpose. I hope this piece will help them understand it.
Let me make this very clear. Talent is not a spiritual gift; but an anointing, like say, healing anointing is a spiritual gift; not everyone has it, though. Anyone can, however, receive healing by faith. Everyone is talented in some way, and I believe that everyone who is a child of God has one form of anointing to serve God one way or the other, in some field.
The term Great Commission is used by theologians to describe the last directive Jesus Christ gave to all believers before He ascended into heaven. This instruction is in the Bible book of Mk 16: 15-18, where He said Christians should go into the world and make disciples of all nations.
This is the Great Commission. It is a statute of general application and it applies to all Christians. With this great mandate as mentioned earlier comes divine empowerment called anointing, to enable you to achieve this goal of growing the kingdom of God. But you may not be a preacher to do it. You can grow the kingdom with your peculiar grace in a different field or profession.
Many young Christians are going into ministry these days on the claims that the economic difficulties they are facing, is evidence that God has called them to preach the gospel. Some claim that they had a strange spiritual encounter, affliction, sickness or attacks because they did not heed the call to ministry. That’s wrong.
When young folks read exploits of wealthy and popular televangelists like Bishop T. D Jakes, Rev Chris Okotie, Pastor E. A Adeboye, Pastor W.F Kumuyi, Tunde Bakare, etc., and juxtapose these with the call of many Bible characters, they are inspired to launch into ministry head-on. A tiny, negligible few succeed somehow, while many are confronted by the nightmarish experience of poverty, hunger and failure.
The biggest problem of the Pentecostal church today is that most of the young ministers come into ministry unprepared. They are usually not well instructed in things of God before plunging into ministry. A one-month or 12- week crash programme in a so-called Bible college is not enough to equip you for ministry. It is a fallacy to claim as most people say, that God would put an affliction, sickness, poverty or hardship on y ou to compel you to preach the gospel. That’s cheap blackmail. And God is not a blackmailer. It is false teaching.
Now, the question: How do you know your divine call or assignment? You should first understand that the word of God can come to you mainly through revelation, inspiration and illumination. Let me put it in the proper context. When God calls you, He speaks to you in a clear, small, still, audible voice, just like you do when you whisper to someone.
That’s why we call it a call. He calls in a voice. That’s how He called Bible saints like Samuel, Paul, Isaiah, Moses, Adam, Jeremiah, Solomon. God’s style is to call in an audible voice. You can find time to read the stories of those He called in the Bible.
Before I started this column, I struggled in the wrong ministry. Then, I asked Him: “Lord, what’s my call?” He replied:” what made you famous?” I said writing.” Immediately; I called the then managing director of SUN Newspaper, Mr Eric Osagie. I said, “Please I need a column.” I sent him two samples. After reading the article, he said: “Great Pieces! You can start the column (Motivation Power). I’d give you space every Friday”. You see, if God calls you, He’d help you do the job. That’s the beauty of it. Everything would work in your favour. And not all calls are in the five-fold ministry of Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist, Prophet and Apostle.
There are several other gifts like administration, helps leadership, counselling, writing, exhortation, faith, healing, etc. Read Romans 12:4 – 8. All gifts are important, and together, they make the body of Christ function in harmony. No gift or call is little; they are indispensable to each other. If one organ of the body is dysfunctional, the whole body is sick. Read also 1 Cor 12 – 31
Young people should understand this clearly. If you have a call, you don’t have to struggle with it too much because God will help you fulfil it. If you are facing challenges in health, marriage, or business, it is not God calling you to set up a church. Ask for direction, He’ll give you a strategy to prosper.
Memory Verse: Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders’ labour in vain – Ps 129:1
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How do I know my divine assignment?
Table of Contents
- 1 How do I know my divine assignment?
- 2 What are the divine missions of the Trinity?
- 3 Can a person be your assignment?
- 4 What is the first reason for the Incarnation?
- 5 Is the Holy Trinity a family?
- 6 What is a spiritual assessment?
- The Holy Spirit. Seeking the Lord in prayer, meditation on the Word of God and by fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit, you will discover the assignment of God for your life.
- Your Heart. Now that you are in Christ, your heart is renewed and your thoughts are not just ordinary.
- The Prophets.
What is the divine mission from God?
A divine mission is the procession of a Divine person with the extrinsic effect that the Person thus sent becomes present in a new manner in rational creatures, uniting them in a supernatural union with God.
What are the divine missions of the Trinity?
Creation, Salvation, and sanctification are known as the divine missions of the Blessed Trinity. We must remember that all three Persons of the Trinity act as one and are fully present in all the missions.
What are spiritual assignments?
What are spiritual assignments? When the same type of problem, person or situation keeps appearing in your life, that’s because it’s one of your spiritual assignments. (I also call them Universal assignments. I use these terms interchangeably.) In my book The Universe Has Your Back I dedicate an entire chapter to them.
Can a person be your assignment?
People Can Be Your Assignment When people think about assignments, they think about doing something as a project. Do you know that people can also be your assignment? Again, think back over your life and take inventory of the people who have been in your life.
Which of the following is a visible mission of the Holy Spirit?
When Aquinas speaks of the “visible missions,” he is designating the incarnation of the Son, the visible manifestations of the Holy Spirit as resting on Christ (at Christ’s baptism and at his transfiguration), and the visible outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Apostles after the …
What is the first reason for the Incarnation?
There are three reasons why an omnipotent and perfectly good God might choose to become incarnate (to become human, as well as divine). The first is to provide atonement for our sins. All humans have wronged God, and the resulting guilt requires repentance, apology, and reparation.
What is divine indwelling?
In the commonly accepted meaning of the phrase, the divine indwelling designates the special permanent presence of God in the just, a presence different from God’s omnipresence by virtue of creation.
Is the Holy Trinity a family?
We therefore learn from divine revelation that the Godhead, by its very essence, is a Holy Trinity, a Divine Family. The human family, created in God’s image and likeness, is at the same time a reflection of the Holy Trinity, three Persons in one Divine Nature.
What is a divine assignment?
In a nutshell, I would say that: Your divine assignment is doing what God wants you to do; having what God wants you to have; going where God wants you to go and then becoming who God ultimately wants you to become which is Christ-like.
What is a spiritual assessment?
The spiritual assessment allows physicians to support patients by stressing empathetic listening, documenting spiritual preferences for future visits, incorporating the precepts of patients’ faith traditions into treatment plans, and encouraging patients to use the resources of their spiritual traditions and …
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What Is Your Divine Assignment? Sample
Great that you are still here! Maybe you made the decision yesterday to give your life to the Source of life. Maybe you didn’t, but that is okay. It is never too late!
Surrendering Moses to the Nile led to some sort of good ending: The box made out of bulrushes ended up at the daughter of the Pharaoh. Yet, because of a smart move of his sister, Moses could be raised by his own Hebrew-Levitic parents.
Hebrew-Levitic? Yes, Moses was a Hebrew Levite. Levites used to be a very specific group in the Hebrew tribes. They helped priests with their daily, religious tasks. A very serving role, so to say.
Today, I would like to look at the birth of another very important person in the Bible: Jesus. Moses’ birth alone has a lot of common ground with Jesus’ birth already! For example, look at the situation Moses was born in. Just like the Pharaoh wanted to kill all newborn Hebrew boys, Jesus also was born in a time where the leader of the nation, King Herod, wanted to kill all firstborn.
Another clear example is Moses’ lineage and role in society: Moses was a Levite, and therefore he had a serving role. We read in the Bible that Joseph (Jesus’ human-father) was a descendant of David. David was a Levite. Coincidence?
Their serving role also has common ground: both figures came to serve. One to free the Hebrew nation from slavery in Egypt, and the other to free all nations on earth from slavery to sin.
I don’t know what your image of God is, but on one hand He is big, strong and invincible, sitting on the throne in Heaven. And at the same time He is One that loves us unconditionally and wants to be close. And He probably is even more than that. Something that I may discover more and more in this life.
> Jesus came to serve. And if Jesus is (a reflection of) God, what does that say about your image of God? Are you willing to enlarge your view of God? ☁️
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You asked: What is divine assignment?
In a nutshell, I would say that: Your divine assignment is doing what God wants you to do; having what God wants you to have; going where God wants you to go and then becoming who God ultimately wants you to become which is Christ-like. … Note, too, that your assignment is the core reason God placed you on the earth.
How do I know my divine assignment?
- The Holy Spirit. Seeking the Lord in prayer, meditation on the Word of God and by fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit, you will discover the assignment of God for your life. …
- Your Heart. Now that you are in Christ, your heart is renewed and your thoughts are not just ordinary. …
- The Prophets.
What is the biblical meaning of assignment?
God has given everyone an assignment! An assignment is a mission or position to which a person is assigned. We each have a position in the Body of Christ and a distinct mission to fulfill… and God has perfectly equipped us to succeed in His assignment.
What is your spiritual assignment?
What are spiritual assignments? When the same type of problem, person or situation keeps appearing in your life, that’s because it’s one of your spiritual assignments. (I also call them Universal assignments. … Spiritual assignments show us that we’re always being guided, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
What is divine settlement according to the Bible?
Divine settlement according to the bible in Exodus 3:7-8 means to get compensation from God. It is a process of experiencing deliverance from your challenges or struggles. It means for God to take you out of a negative situation and place you in a land flowing with milk and honey.
What is the difference between purpose and assignment?
As nouns the difference between purpose and assignment is that purpose is an object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal while assignment is the act of assigning; the allocation of a job or a set of tasks.
What does the Bible say about divine assignment?
Psalm 139:15-16. Your divine assignment is the progressive unravelling and attainment of your primary calling in life. It is blessing the world with the worth and quality of your personhood and attracting others to follow your inspiration.
What is the legal definition of assignment?
Assignment is a legal term whereby an individual, the “assignor,” transfers rights, property, or other benefits to another known as the “assignee.” This concept is used in both contract and property law. The term can refer to either the act of transfer or the rights/property/benefits being transferred.
What is an assignment in school?
Assignments are the tasks given to students by their teachers and tutors to complete in a defined time. They can also be referred to as the work given to someone as a part of learning. … Students in the higher class are given work as a part of their revision exercise and help them prepare for exams.
Why is it important to do everything we can to fulfill an assignment or calling from the Lord LDS?
What is most important is that they are willing to serve, will humbly seek the Lord’s help, and are striving to be worthy. Callings and assignments can help them grow by providing opportunities to exercise their faith, work hard, and feel God magnifying their efforts.
Can a person be your assignment?
People Can Be Your Assignment When people think about assignments, they think about doing something as a project. Do you know that people can also be your assignment? Again, think back over your life and take inventory of the people who have been in your life.
What is the verse Jeremiah 29 11?
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. ‘” — Jeremiah 29:11.
What does it mean for God to settle you?
When he comforts you, you are settled. Your mind will be at rest and you will enjoy the peace of the Lord. God of all comfort implies that there is no issue that God cannot resolve. … Simply had over the case to God and he will comfort you.
What is divine encounter?
The Presence of God is the place of Divine encounter. A man who decides to pitch his tent in the Presence of God experiences Divine encounter. … It takes an encounter with God to counter the agenda of the enemy. One encounter with God can turn a nonentity into a celebrity.
Can these bones live?
He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, `Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
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Jada Pinkett Smith Says Marriage To Will Smith Is A “Divine Assignment”
Jada Pinkett Smith paid tribute to Will Smith on his birthday to express her unwavering gratitude for their love. Read more!
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Jada Pinkett Smith paid tribute to her husband, Will Smith, to celebrate his birthday on Monday (September 25). The “Bad Boys” star turned 55, and to mark the special occasion, his loving spouse took to social media to express her gratitude.
“Willard, I am so glad you were born on this day,” Jada wrote on Instagram. “Without you I would not have experienced the greatest joy of my life… the love of our family.”
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Jada’s post also included an old black-and-white photograph of her and Will Smith posing with their then-young children.
“On this Divine assignment we’ve chosen to walk together, I am grateful for the wells of laughter along the trails of tears we’ve shared,” she added. “Thank you for helping me learn to embrace it all … with a smile. Here’s to 100+ more birthdays full of growth, acceptance and joy.”
Jada and Will Smith were married in 1997 and have two children together, 25-year-old Jaden and 22-year-old Willow. Will also has a son, Trey, with his ex-wife Sheree Zampino.
The actor marked his birthday by recalling his experience of bungee jumping off a flying helicopter to celebrate turning 50.
“5 years ago today, somebody was trippin’!” Will wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the stunt.