We are all called to glorify Christ where God has planted us. That’s our assignment. To make Jesus flesh among those we are living, working, studying, eating, and playing with.
Some of our assignments seem relatively small or simple, while other assignments can seem overwhelming and daunting. God has a plan according to Jer. 29:11 for us to succeed in those assignments. And He has given us the tools to do them.
Our Unique Personalities
God has made each and every one of us uniquely different. No one is exactly like us and no one else can fulfill the exact calling God has on our life. That is why saying yes to what God has for you is extremely important for His Kingdom.
When I came on staff with CRM, I thought I knew my personality type. But being in an environment where I was released to be who God has uniquely made me to be has given me a greater understanding of who I am and how wonderful it is to walk in my calling.
Our Unique Giftings
In Romans 12, God has given the Body of Christ different gifts to edify the Body. We must know and understand our gifting, so that we are able to devote ourselves to serving our communities and each other with them. God helps us develop our giftings as we mature in our knowledge of Him.
As a young believer, I was in a church that had a need for someone to be over hospitality in our women’s ministry. I had no experience in that arena at all, but knew God was calling me to accept that challenge. As I walked in the position, God started bringing out the Gift of Hospitality in me that I didn’t know was there. I still wouldn’t, if I had not said yes to Him. Now, I love to host events for His glory.
Our Unique Talents
Last summer, the CRM staff met in Knoxville, TN at the Campus House of Prayer at the University of Tennessee. It was a great time of prayer and strategy, but one of my favorite things we did was to go through the book Strengths Finder by Tom Rath. We took a test that identified our 5 top strengths or talents.
I personally was amazed at my top 5 and was a little intimidated. Probably because I knew I was not fully walking in several of them. Since then, God has really been fine tuning me and challenging me to not bury my talents underground as the slave Matthew 25:24 & 25 did, but to invest them into His Kingdom so that He is well pleased.
Even though the verses actually relate to money, I very much believe He holds us to the same standards with our gifts and talents. Are you walking out your assignment with all God has given you to be successful? If not, today is a good time to start.