Are You AWOL?

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Job or assignment. Which one do you have?

Maybe you think they're the same. They're not.

If you have a job you're AWOL from your assignment.

If you're in your assignment you don't need a job.

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5 KJV)

In Jeremiah 1, God spoke to Jeremiah about his assignment. He had been sent into the world, pre-packaged, to complete a specific assignment, to be a prophet to the nations. Jesus was the same way, He was sent to complete an assignment. Paul remarked at the end of his life that he had finished his course (his assignment). Every great man or woman of God in the Bible and throughout history were very cognizant of the fact that they were here on assignment and dedicated their lives to completing it.

You have been sent into the earth on assignment as well. Your assignment matters. If you dedicate your life to completing it, your life will make a mark in this world that cannot be erased. You'll help God save the world. And God will abundantly bless you as well.

Sadly, so many have gone AWOL from their assignment. They chose a job instead. Maybe because they felt that they needed to provide for themselves and their families despite the fact that God's Word says that God would provide if you go on assignment. Maybe because they would rather enjoy the pleasures of sin rather than the fulfillment that comes from pleasing God. Maybe they got offended at God or, more likely, His people. They've allowed what people have done to them become larger than what God did for them.

Whatever the reason, God needs you in your assignment. People need you in your assignment. Your family needs you in your assignment. You need you in your assignment.

Having spent my entire life around Christians, I have seen too many live unfulfilled, sin-filled, disaster-filled lives because they refused to get in their place. I've watched them suffer financial lack, marriages break up, kids grow up to be backslidden, and even loved ones die because of this issue.

One day we will all stand before God and He'll evaluate how we spent our lives. God just might hold up a picture of the person He made us to be and compare it to who we became. If you're a teacher when He called you to be a preacher you would have failed. You would be the servant that hid the one talent in fear.

If you're in your assignment, stay there. Don't let Satan trick you into walking away from the Amazing future you are destined to have.

If you simply have a job then repent, then spend this next week in prayer discovering what assignment God placed you on earth for. Then ask Him what is the first step that He wants you to take toward getting into your place. Then do it. It will require faith, it will require sacrifice, the road will be rough sometimes but it will be worth it.

It's time to rejoin the ranks and help God save the world.

Do you think being in your assignment is important? Leave your comments below.

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