God’s Word: Romans 15:14-21 (The Message)
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
You will find your assignment tucked into your packaging. As your life unfolds and your passions and abilities are honed, you will become aware of your assignment. You see, I prepackaged every human with certain abilities and interests so that the needs of humanity are met. Your passions and abilities have been gifted as both a blessing and a responsibility. You receive much pleasure putting them to use but not just for self-gratification; so that you will be a blessing to those around you. I have blessed you so that you will bless others.
Life is more than just making a living and having a good time. Oh yes, those are important but just not the most important. That is not the only assignment I tucked into your packaging. Your assignment begins while you are making a living and having a good time. How are you being a blessing to those you work with and those you have a good time with? The greatest blessing you could ever give to another is to share the good news of salvation through Jesus. Key is how you present that good news using your passions and abilities.
Fulfillment in life comes as you untuck your assignment and begin living it out. The critters of the world all come prepackaged with their assignment but they are not given the freedom of choice you have. You call it instinct that they are following. Actually, they are obeying their pre-packaged assignment—just as I created them. I created you with the same pre-packaged assignment but have given you the choice as to how you live that out. My Word is given to help you see that the driving force of your life is delivering the message of salvation, using the passions and abilities I gifted you with. It’s a win-win!
God’s Question: How are you living out My assignment?
God’s Promise: Guidance and wisdom are given those who ask.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for gifting me with passions and abilities.
I am Sorry I have too often used them for my own pleasure.
Thank You for reminding me of my assignment.
Please Help Me keep the main thing—You—the main focus.