Today’s principle focus is on working by assignment.Scripture of the day: We have confidence that as your faith grows, you will think enough of us to give us the help we need to carry out our assignment- spreading the Good News in the regions far beyond you. GWT 1 Cor 10:15-16
Today’s Positive Words of Affirmation and Encouraging Words to Live By: “Today I will begin to see myself as a worker of the Lord, and not employed by man.”
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Col 3:17
THERE IS NO UNEMPLOYMENT WITH CO-LABORS IN CHRIST
Ever notice how in the cartoons/movies Batman doesn’t have a “job”? No really, it isn’t the Caped Crusader’s “job” to go do good or fight evil. It isn’t by position or even by authority that he does what he does. Everything, every action he does is by assignment and completely deliberate. When the call arises, Bruce Wayne turns into Batman, and Batman maintains vigilant until that assignment is over. Thus he becomes not just a hero, a “superhero”.
YOU ARE A SUPERHERO, YOU ARE A SOLDIER OF THE LORD
Much like that of Batman, in the body of Christ we are all soldiers on a mission, and we each have our own assignments. For those of us who accepted the call, (“For many are invited, but few are chosen.” Matt 22:14) we accepted the permanent responsibility of freedom that comes with eternal life. We traded in our alias’ for full-time soldiers of the Lord, we decided to become Christ’s Holy anointed “Super-hereos” and it is awesome! We are free! The “price” that we pay for that freedom however, is that we must continue to do what it is that the Lord has called us to do. We must continuously check in with Him, and make sure that we are in the correct assignment that He would have for us. Each day, we go into battle, and each day we wear the Eph. 6:10 armor in order to protect us on assignment.
BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT I WAS “UNEMPLOYED”?
As a believer, I must encourage you that you are not “unemployed” nor will you ever be. GOD is your employer and you are doing His work right where you are at. Perhaps with your time you are ministering to a loved one, serving a neighbor, or showing your children perseverance and due diligence. If you are “unsettled” in your current assignment or what society may call “unemployment”, than I am sure that there is good reason- God has another assignment for you and you have been too hesitant to ask and hear His answer !! Perhaps you are afraid that He will encourage you to do something, you have been worried about until now. DO NOT WORRY, the Lord will never steer you in a wrong direction, or a bad assignment. Be bold, and understand that God’s grace will carry you when you feel weak. No, you are not “unemployed” or “unemployable”, you are on God’s payroll and He has assignment after assignment for you! What a true and obedient hero you have become!
ALL SOLDIERS NEED PROTECTION
Ever since I was a girl, my mother taught me all the weaponry I have ever needed. Each day I clothe myself and prepare myself for assignment, I;
- Put on the BELT OF TRUTH buckled around my waist (Eph 6:14)
- Shield my heart and chest with the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Eph 6:14)
- Shod my feet with readiness and THE GOSPEL OF PEACE (Eph 6:15)
- In one hand I bare THE SHEILD OF FAITH (Eph 6:16)
- On my head I wear THE HELMET OF SALVATION (Eph 6:17)
- In the other the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is THE WORD OF GOD (Eph 6:17)
Add to this never ending prayer, for guidance and direction, and you have one soldier ready to go on assignment! Today is a day to focus on our lives, our careers, and our duties as our assignments. Moving forward from today, we the soldiers of the Lord, we are no longer going to worry about what we are going to eat, where we are going to live, what we are going to wear, or what will happen to us. Today, is the day that we dress for assignment and ask the Lord to use us. We, the Lord’s army, accept His call and are ready to march on to His victory.
TRUST IN THE LORD
Scripture says, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all of these things shall be added unto you.” Let us begin today by seeking God for our assignments. What does He want us to do? Who does He need us for? Society has attempted to label us for too long as “misfits” or any number of other labels… isn’t it good to know that we work for God now! And on assignment too! Here are some encouraging scriptures to give you the confidence you need in order to “go and to do!”
- “I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.” John 5:36
- “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” John 6:27
- “But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” John 10:38
- And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as “foreigners in the land.” 1 Peter 1:17 NLT
- Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.” John 5:17
- “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
My Prayer today,
Father God, be with Your sons and daughters who may at one time have felt like they were unworthy. Show them Lord that You are the only employer that they will ever need, and that they are on assignment by You. Give them their assignments Lord, open up their ears to hear from You and to hear what You would have them do next. Cover them with the blood of Jesus, and protect them as they go on assignment for You. Give them the resources that they need to continue to do Your work. Show them Father God, how effortless it is working for You. Though it is exhausting, it is not hard work. Work for You is never hard, though our bodies may get tired we renew our strengths in You. Thank You Father for Your clarity and the confidence that comes in knowing YOU are our GOD, the only aid we will ever need! In Your Son Jesus’ name AMEN!
God Bless you today as you receive your assignment,
Did you know??
Did you know that everyday that you follow the Lord, and do as His directs is a day that you do not go against Him! One of the many perfect examples of obedience in action and on assignment was when Moses and Joshua were commanded to destroy the Amalekites with a relatively small in size army. Joshua’s assignment was to battle with the sword, and Moses’ assignment by God was to hold up his hands while overlooking the Israelites as they fought, together as a team and on assignment, Joshua and Moses won the war!
“So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.” Exodus 17:10-13