In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
Ephesians 4:1-3 Message Bible

Dear Friend,

One of the keys to becoming a better you is finding out what God has called and gifted you to do. The more you understand who you are in Christ and what unique strengths and talents you’ve been blessed with, the more productive you will become. I Corinthians 12 teaches that we are all members of the body of Christ, each with a distinctive role to play. If you don’t know your assignment, get to praying about it. Seek the Lord and seek the counsel of mature spiritual leaders.

Through the years I’ve found that God usually doesn’t give you your full assignment in advance. The Lord has definitely called you to accomplish great things—however, your calling must be worked out over time. This is where faithfulness comes into play. Jesus said, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much.” (Luke 16:10) This divine principle teaches us that no matter where we start, God will promote us if we show that we are reliable, dependable and faithful. You need to start looking for opportunities to make a difference where you’re planted right now. Consider where you are today as holy ground!

One of the mistakes I’ve seen people make is thinking that the grass is greener somewhere else. This then leads them into trying to get somewhere God never intended for them to be, or becoming someone they’re not. Romans 12:4-8 teaches us not to worry about someone else’s calling, but rather stay focused on our own. Every one of us has a different function, so don’t get caught up with comparing yourself to others or wasting your time trying to be someone else. Remember God’s anointing is on YOU!

This is one of the phenomenal lessons of this 50-day journey: Don’t just count the days; make the days count! 

Your best is here now!

Pastors Larry and Tiz

Today’s Prayer:

Father God, I just want to praise You today for giving me a divine assignment that will bless the body of Christ and help change the world. Help me to be productive and effective where I am today, and to be ready when You open doors of opportunity in the days ahead that will bring even greater blessing. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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