God-assignments are for everybody (got yours?)

God often whispers, like a gentle breeze in your heart, urging you toward righteousness, however, His inner nudges are frequently unnoticed. When you refuse to complete the assignments that God puts in your heart, you’re rejecting Him as your teacher.

Ask God to give you an assignment and He’ll direct you to an amazing opportunity to show kindness. God’s assignments often seem simple and insignificant, but if you obey them, you’ll experience amazing things. When I obey a God-assignment, I usually experience incredible confirmations and demonstrations of His leading.

When God entrusts you with an assignment and you ignore it, you hinder your relationship with Him. Your self-assignments and your God-assignments seldom match. Without self-denial it’s easy to ignore God’s choices.

Our desires continually try to lead us away from God’s assignments. It takes courage to say no to self and follow God instead.

To embrace God’s assignments, we have to ignore our desires. Then we discover that abandoning self-focus is a key to happiness.

If you’ve ever experienced an inner urging directing you to do good and/or to avoid doing wrong, you’ve heard the voice of God. When you feel an inner urging to be kind to someone, that’s an assignment from the Holy Spirit.

If more people would pursue God-assignments instead of self-assignments, the would be a much better place. When you’re caught up in self-assignments and unaware of God-assignments, beyond all your activity life still seems meaningless.

When Christians gather to let each person do what God assigns them, the meeting is beautifully coordinated by His presence. Instead of gathering as spectators, church could meet that way, and everybody listen to God so that each person could say and/or do what He assigns them.

If God’s not working in your heart, changing and directing it, you’re actively resisting Him and quenching His Spirit. If your heart is more devoted to anyone or to anything than it is to God, you have an idol.

Let the living Jesus hydrate your heart with His inner rivers of living water. Take Jesus to heart. If He’s just in your head, there’s a good chance that your spiritually dead. Distraction and denial don’t overcome guilt. They just hide it for a while. Guilt is overcome by receiving God’s forgiveness.

got your God-assignments?

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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