You Are On Divine Assignment!

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You Are On A Divine Assignment!

Philippians 1:12

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.

3 thoughts on “You Are On Divine Assignment!

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    Tisa Washington said:
    August 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I thank God for how he uses u in my life…your messages are always right on point… I can testfy, bein in the wrong places, an feelin Gods prescence all the while knowin an feelin i didnt belong there…
    Completely trustin that God was usin me as an instrument, that he will show up an show out, an get the Glory in every situation….
    Thank u for your inspiration…

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      Frieda P. Smith responded:
      August 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Amen my sister! Thank you and God bless you for sharing. This blog originated because I was stricken with a pulmonary disease that made it almost impossible for me to preach/speak for any length of time. I refused to be silenced, so I wrote these messages instead. God is always up to something. I say it all the time. It is how I chose to live my life. Clint Eastwood used to say “Make my day,” my saying is “Make Somebody’s Day” because it’s not about me! 🙂 Continue to be a blessing my sister, and thanks again for sharing! Much love to you!

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