No one is a mistake. Even though some people think so, because they came out of wedlock or their own parents told them that they weren’t planned for. We are all special people with a special assignment that has a time allotted to it. Job described us as hired hands sent here to do a work, and when our time is up, we would have to return to give an account of what we used every moment of our lives for, to the one who sent us. Did we use it to finish God’s assignment or did we use it to finish our self made assignment? These questions would be answered on that day.
A servant is one who serves; a person who understands that he is a “servant” of “someone”. So he does everything in his power to make sure that what he was sent to do is accomplished, forfeiting personal gain and having it in mind that he would receive a reward for his work. Thus, a servant is made for service. And according to Jesus, a servant is the greatest of all. Because when you serve, you impact lives. Most of us today want to be served and do not what to serve people. Ignorant of the fact that “servanthood” is where the glory is.
—Our assignment determines the length of time we have on earth. If a boss were to send an employee from North America to Africa for an assignment, he would give that employee, perhaps, 2 months to go and return. But if he were to give another employee an assignment that is in the same continent, he would give that employee about 2 weeks to go and return.
—- When their time is over, it is expected that the boss would demand results from them. And if they can’t deliver; if they went to their various places of assignment and squandered the time and resources they were given, how do you think the boss would feel when they give an account of what they have done with the time? You’re right! Disappointed! Disappointed to the point that he would fire them and replace them with two other people he think would be more efficient to do what he has in mind, because his purpose must be accomplished.
In the same vein, God’s purpose must stand. If he has called you in a specific area and you fail to do the work, he might as well replace you with someone else, as his purpose must be accomplished ( eg, King Saul replaced with David)
You have decided the length of our lives.
You know how many months we will live,
and we are not given a minute longer. Job 14:5
God has given you an assignment and he has determined the length of time you have for it. And you have no idea what the length of your time is, so go to work.
Where is your Nineveh?
Nineveh is a place of assignment. It was the place Jonah was sent to. Jonah thought he could hide from God, but God displayed his omnipresence self. And through his abundant mercy, rendered Jonah a second chance.
“Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and DELIVER the message I have given you.” Jonah 3:1
Your Nineveh could be anywhere – it could be in your place of work, where God has sent you to deliver his message of salvation; it could be in music, in dance, in entertainment, in drawing, what have you? It is very crucial that we ask God to reveal it to us, so we don’t spend our time clearing a field that’s not ours. Since he created us, it’s important to ask him WHY we were made, as every creator or manufacturer, manufactures a thing for a purpose.
Jesus was so consumed by the assignment for his life that he lost value for HIS comfort. “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”
He understood what time is; he understood the essence of his assignment. And he finished it. -“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”
When the end of our time comes, are we going to say like Jesus, it is finished and like the apostle Paul, “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come?”
Assuming Jesus lived his life without the consciousness of his purpose, I presume we would be a people without hope. Just as Dr Myles Munroe of blessed memory would say, do not rob the world of the untapped potential that’s locked within you.” We need what’s in you. Think purpose! think assignment! think value! think Impact! Stop thinking survival, because you have an assignment, but you don’t have all the time in the world to do it.
The Master that sent you will one day demand an account of the resources he has given you. And the best time to prepare for that time is now.
Get this straight- Life is Short, death is sure. you will depart from here someday! Just acknowledge it, because there’s nothing you can do about it. Now that you know that you will die someday, prepare for it now!
Mother Theresa never got married nor did she ever bear children, but her name still rings a bell today because she was effective- she served humanity, she fulfilled purpose.
If you had just 5 years to live, what would you do with it?
Find where your Nineveh is and focus on it.
I love to give everyone the opportunity to make Jesus Christ The Lord of their lives on my blog. Because I know a life without Christ is full of crisis. Without knowing Jesus, you will end up clearing another man’s field. He’s the author and the finisher of our lives. He created us; he knows WHY he created us. And you cannot know where your Nineveh is, if you don’t know him, because he’s the only one that can tell you why he made you.
Please say this prayer if you are set to make Jesus The Lord of your life:
Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!