Daily Devotional – 9/11/15 “Your new assignment!”

Today is the last day in my old assignment (old job) and in a few days I will begin a new one. And although I am sad to be leaving the old, I am excited about starting the new. Now, as I was writing the very first sentence, I was guided to tell somebody that you need to be prepared to leave your old assignment soon. Yea, it’s scary to step into something new but get excited because God is about to manifest some things that’s about to blow even your mind. However, in order for these things to happen; you’ve got to be ready to leave your old dwelling place, your old assignment and maybe even some old folk. Are you willing? Yes, I get it … It’s hard to let go of what you’re comfortable of but how’s that been working for you? I know you’ve been on that job for years but you’re not going anywhere and it’s not utilizing your gifts. Oh, I know you’ve been a member of the church since you were knee-high to a duck but baby; your spirituality has been stunted. Yea, I get that fact that you’re complacent in those friendships but if they are doing you more harm than good, it may be time to renegotiate the terms of the agreement.

Don’t you get it? God can’t move you if you’re intent on being grounded and unmovable. God can’t use you if you are usable. And God surely won’t elevate you out of the old when you are not prepared for the new. This is why the bible says in Ephesians 4:22-23, “throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.” For when you put away the old and get ready to step into the new, you’ll be ready to, Like Ephesians 4:24 say, “Put on your new nature, created to be like God–truly righteous and holy.” God is getting ready, in this season, to shift some folk into some new assignments but we have to be ready, willing and able. And once we are in the assignment, we still have to be ready, willing and able. And being ready, willing and able isn’t only by saying you are but it’s about living like you are. Not perfect living because none of us are perfect but it’s striving to be greater than we were the day before. Are you ready for your new assignment? If not, get ready!

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