|What Is Your Mission?|
|Written by Min. Deidra Brown|
|Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:25|
For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (RSV)
I am always interested to know how people interpret the scripture so when I am teaching I often ask, “what do you think that means?”. Most people will interpret the scripture the way it was taught to them and/or the way the teacher interpreted it. Others will have done a little study, maybe completed Seminary or Theology School and will interpret scripture from an educated perspective. However, Jesus said He was leaving earth so the Holy Spirit could come and the purpose of the Holy Spirit is to comfort and teach us. If we are all different and experience different things at different times, I believe the lesson changes each time we read scriptures. Funny thing is people won’t always hear what the scripture is saying because they have formed an opinion of what the scripture is saying based on what it used to mean to someone else or even what it meant the last time they read it. The above scripture says God has plans for each of us and yet many of us won’t ask what that is. If the scripture could have a different meaning each time we read it, the plan could change. Not your purpose but the current plan. In other words your assignment can and will change from time to time.
So they and their children were in charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, the house of the tabernacle, by assignment. 1 Chronicles 9:23 (NKJV) Today God may require you to help a person on your job with their assignment, while tomorrow He may require you to be the one receiving help from another. Today God may require you to testify about something that happened in your past and tomorrow He may require you to learn from someone else’s testimony. Today God may require you to give something to someone and tomorrow require you to receive something from someone. Each day you should awake asking God “what is my assignment today?” During the day you should look for opportunities to fulfill your assignment as you are being led by the Holy Spirit. Every one of us has an assignment and we are blessed by our obedience to God’s will. You are blessed to be a blessing and God’s kingdom is depending on you to do what God has not only asked you to do but is depending on you to do. When you see a need, fulfill it - that’s your assignment.
You are not aware by accident,