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Should You Choose To Accept Your Assignment….. (Day 29)

on May 26, 2012

I’m a James Bond movie fan, particularly those with Sean Connery and Roger Moore.  They played the role to a T.  Pierce Brosnan was pretty good as 007, too.

As I read this latest chapter in The Purpose Driven Life, I thought about Mr. Bond.  We each have assignments that God has called us to fulfill in our lifetime.  Like the assignments given him in over 20 movies, we too have the choice to accept the assignment of engaging in the full-time ministry of adding life to those around us. 

God placed us here to contribute the gifts, abilities and talents He’s given us to give to the world.  We’re blessed to be a blessing, and saved and called to serve God.

In classic James Bond fashion, ‘M’ gives him the details of the assignment.  The Bible does, too:

“Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you.  Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work.”  (Jeremiah 1:5, NCV)

“It is he who saved us and chose us for his holy work, not because we deserved it but because that was his plan.” (II Timothy 1:9,LB)

“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” (I Corinthians 12:27, NLT)

“If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it.  Only those who throw away their lives for my skae and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live.” (Mark 8:35, LB)

As we fulfill these assignments of service, we’re also preparing for eternity.  Each time we use our God-given abilities, we’re fulfilling our calling, whether we’re singing in the choir or cooking a meal for a bereaved family.  Like ‘Q’ and his team of scientists, they too were a part of fulfilling 007’s assignment.  Every ministry matters because they’re inter-connected.  (I Corinthians 12, NIV) 

Just as the ministries are connected, so are our spiritual muscles.  They must be worked out daily in order for them to grow and be strengthened.  When we don’t, spiritual atrophy sets in, hindering us from true blessing and true life significance.  We shine when we’re helping others.

Go ahead, make a difference in the world around you.  Should you choose to accept your assignment, allow God to work it out.

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