Living with Divine Assignment
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, (2 Timothy 1:9 ESV)
There is more to life than just getting saved. Salvation is a gateway, an entry point to a life of purpose. God has placed in you a high calling – a divine assignment that will bring you personal fulfillment and bless others.
Too many people live without a sense of direction and purpose. They live for the fleeting moments of self-fulfilling desires. Yet they cry out for more.
Others try to live out someone else’s calling. A screwdriver can be used to pound a nail, but the risk of failure and injury is increased with every blow. We must identify our God-given identity, and fulfill OUR calling.
Then there are those who know their calling, have once walked in it, but became hurt or discouraged along the way, and thus forsook their call.
I know of no person more unfulfilled than one who has forsaken his calling.
If you are living a life without a real sense of direction and purpose, ask Jesus to reveal your true identity and assignment. Not only has He given us salvation; He has given each of us a calling.
If you are comparing your life to someone else, trying to live out an identity that isn’t yours, find the freedom of coming into your OWN God-given purpose. David refused to wear Saul’s armor; you must be who you are.
If you have forsaken your call because of disappointment and discouragement, you can be both healed and restored.
Perhaps you’ve even failed, to such a degree that you forfeited your privilege to lead others because of a breach of your integrity. Even so, Jesus is a REDEEMER.
The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29). God is not finished with you yet.
Today I pray that Your church would live with divine purpose, on assignment to destroy the works of the evil one, and to bring freedom, life, healing, and hope to our world.
In Jesus’ name, amen.