You Are On A Divine Assignment!
2015 Frieda P. Smith
Whenever we are going through a season of tribulation or turmoil, we have the tendency of asking the question, “Why me?” We go back and retrace our steps, wondering what we did wrong.
However, have you ever made what you believed was a wrong turn and ended up in a place you would have never found on your own? Have you ever found yourself in what you believed was a bad spot, but found yourself being a blessing to someone else while you were there?
In our text that serves as the foundation for this inspirational message on today, in his letter to the church at Philippi, the Apostle Paul wrote these words, recorded in Philippians 1:12, “But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel…”
At this time Paul was being held as a prisoner; instead of being incarcerated in a jail, he was being held in the barracks of the emperor’s palace. But watch this…instead of getting an attitude over being locked up—like many of us would have—Paul practiced his preaching gifts on the palace guards and they accepted Christ!
In other words, Paul realized it was not about him! It is all about Jesus Christ! He was on a Divine Assignment!
My friends, as you go through this day, know that you are on a Divine Assignment. If you—like the Apostle Paul—maintain the right attitude—whatever happens to you will actually turn out for the furtherance of the gospel!
You see, God schedules Divine Assignments every single day. We do not know His schedule in advance, and it usually does not correspond with ours. Therefore, we have to maintain the attitude that we are always on a Divine Assignment.
God has been known to allow our cars to break down just so we can share the good news of Jesus with the mechanic who shows up to fix it.
God allows us to run short of cash so we have to enter to the bank and share snippets of the sermon we heard the previous Sunday with the bank teller.
You may be asked or sent places you do not want to go, but go anyway, believing there is someone who needs a smile. a hug, or a word of encouragement.
As you go through this day, expect something unusual to take place.
Expect your plans to be interrupted.
You are on Divine Assignment.
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