Word for Today – 22nd August 2017.

TODAY’S WORD FOR TODAY

YOUR LIFES ASSIGNMENT

‘My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord.’

Acts 20:24

To miss out on your assignment in life is to miss out on why God put you on earth. You’re gifted and called by God, and you need to take it seriously. The question is not what are you running from, but what are you moving towards? To succeed you must know God’s will and concentrate on fulfilling it. Having a powerful ‘why’ will provide you with the necessary ‘how’. Purpose, not money and talent, is your greatest asset. To help you discover your life’s assignment, answer these questions: 1) What’s your temperament and what’s your talent? Psychologist and motivational speaker Charles Garfield said, ‘Peak performers are people who are committed to a compelling mission. It is very clear that they care deeply about what they do, and their efforts, energies, and enthusiasms are traceable back to that particular mission.’

2) Why do you do what you do? There’s a big difference between doing something because you believe God’s called you to do it, and doing what your parents, friends, or ego wants you to do. 3) What do you not do well? Knowing what you’re called to do often starts with discovering what you’re not called to do. When you can accept your limitations, you’re on the road to understanding your life’s assignment. When you pretend to be something you’re not, you live with a chronic sense of inadequacy and set yourself up for frustration. Don’t do that. Be open to the truth about yourself. Discover your God-given assignment, then give yourself to it.

Prov 22-241 Cor 16

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