7 comments on “Knowing My Assignment

  1. A powerful post! Knowing my assignment–Draw near to God & He will reveal it everytime. Sometimes my assignment is to sit, sometimes to walk, and other times to run.

  2. Hi Jim;

    Interesting post, but in all honesty, a self serving one.

    What you feel is your assignment is directed to something “you” want to do.

    Like Oskar Schindler for example. He was called upon in his mind to be a great industrialist and womanizer.

    However his “greatness” became apparent when he was called upon to do something he did not want to do at first, protect a bunch of Jews who had no recourse but look to him for a way out of the death machine.

  3. Hi Ich,

    Good to see you back. But in all honesty, you miss the point of the article. I feel my assignment is something I’m gifted to do by God, which frees me from doing those things I’ve often felt pressured to do when I know they are not my assignment from God. Furthermore, Schindler never had a call from God to be either a womanizer or an industrialist. He bedded many women but failed at both marriage and industry. Many Jews kept him going financially for years after WWII because he was never again successful. Perhaps his real talent was to find ways of protecting people.

    Once again, good to have you back in the discussion.

    Jim

  4. Hi Jim;

    See, there you go, it is in black and white and people misinterpret the motivation behind your words.

    Thanks for the response.

    We speak and write in English. There are times I wrote things that people did not “get” what I was attempting to say.

    Communication is a tough thing to accomplish, even in the same language. We see it happening all the time.

    Anyway, no insult intended and I do not believe you took it that way. 🙂

  5. Ich,

    I’ve never taken offense at your comments. You have too much passion and, from what I can tell just from your writing, too much integrity to say something mean or in condescension. Therefore, you ask no insulting questions of me, nor have you made any to me. You may insult silly people in your blog, but you’ve never been that way to me. And, if I may add one more thing, I think that deep down you have an appreciation for the true God you know is among us. Much pain and disappointment from established religion has tarnished His image, but the reality of His Presence is something you long for and seek. Therefore I say to you, “Keep seeking the real God. He is there and He is not silent.” Although I understand how hard it can be to recognize Him through all the people who claim to be His spokesperson!

    Blessings,

    Jim

  6. “I think that deep down you have an appreciation for the true God you know is among us. Much pain and disappointment from established religion has tarnished His image, but the reality of His Presence is something you long for and seek. Therefore I say to you, “Keep seeking the real God. He is there and He is not silent.” Although I understand how hard it can be to recognize Him through all the people who claim to be His spokesperson”

    WOW – THAT was powerful too.
    There is a blog entry in the wings right there.

    I appreciate your work, brother.

  7. Joe,

    Ich and I have been exchanging comments for a few months now. We respectfully disagree on a number of items, but we admire each others integrity and, though we don’t see eye to eye on some key issues, we’d still have a great time talking about life over dinner. However, what I said to him applies to many people who want a deep and true relationship with the loving God they believe exists, but don’t quite know how to access Him without going through the local church. Unfortunately, God has set it up so that the local assembly of believers is a primary way of knowing and encountering God, for God works mostly through people. Sinning, selfish, sick and struggling disciples of Christ they may be, but they remain the pearl of great price and the treasure in the field He died for nonetheless.

    Blessings,

    Jim

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