Seven Facts about Your God-Given Assignment

Thursday, May 08, 2014 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

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And Jesus said unto him, “No man, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62

Isaiah 49:6 Indeed He says,‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

1. Your Assignment Is To A Person or A People
Jer. 1:7 But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
The Apostle Paul said, 2 Tim. 1:11 And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.

2. Your Assignment Determines The Challenges You Will Overcome
2 Tim. 1:12    That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.

3. What Concerns You Is an Indicator of What You Are Assigned To Change, Heal And Restore.
Nehemiah understood this. Neh. 1:3...The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.” 4 When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.

4.  Your Assignment Requires Laser-Beam Focus & Passion
(Philippians 3:13-14).Focus keeps your attention on the correct things within your assignment. Passion is a great motivator. But don't make "passion" the most important thing. You have to actually be good at what you're doing!

5. Your Assignment Will Require Seasons of Preparation.
(2 Timothy 2:15).  Jesus invested 30 years of preparation for three-and-one-half years of ministry. (See Luke 3:23)

6. Your Assignment Reveals Enemies and Allies
John 15:18    “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
1 Chro. 12:22 Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God.
John 15:20 Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. 21 They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.
Enemies turn nobodies into somebodies. The only difference between obscurity and significance is the enemy you decide to conquer. Without Goliath, David would remain hidden without significance in the pages of history as a shepherd boy on a hillside. Goliath was a stepping stone to David's promotion.

7. Your Assignment Produces Provision. Provision for Your Vision.
God instructed Elijah to go to the brook where a raven would feed him.
1Kings 17:5    So Elijah did as the LORD told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan.  6 The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook.  7 But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.