Saturday: January 25, 2020
Reference: Acts 22:3-16
Acts 22:10 “‘What shall I do, Lord?’ I asked. ” ‘Get up,’ the Lord said, ‘and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.’
Before Paul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, he had a mission: to persecute Christians and bring them to judgment. For this, he had received permission hence, justification for his actions. To him, he was pushing forward a good agenda that.
As a man of charisma, eloquence and knowledge, his passion for this job of his was commendable. He was also good at it. But one statement he had not heard ‘you are excelling at things that do not matter’. According to the plan for his life, he had deviated big time. He had knowledge, passion, eloquence amongst other traits, but these had been channelled into the wrong assignment.
Therefore, the words of Jesus were to recentre his position and his focus, as well as to bring his own assignment to his attention. Thus, he was told ‘you will be told everything you have been appointed /assigned /destined to do’.
My dear, there are moments when a task or job appears to beckon us, times when saying yes to a mission sounds good. However, the question that has to be at the back of our mind is ‘am I assigned to that?’
The answer to this lies with God, the ultimate giver of purpose and life assignments. If we miss this, we could live our entire lives completing tasks that have little to do with the appointments for which we are here on earth. So quickly return to God for clarification and definition of the scope of the assignment for which He has created you.