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Oct 23

Accepting It Gracefully; Talking Heart2Heart

GIVING IS FOR YOU NOT THE RECEIVER = JOY

GIVING WILL BENIFIT THE GIVER  = JOY 

Having a heart for people is a gift from God because it’s pleasing to him in every way. Giving of oneself is an attitude of the heart as it includes sharing Gods’ word, wisdom, time, advice, etc. Ephesians 6:6 “Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.” There are assignments in the kingdom of God, and you must be willing to take on the assignments given to you. But keep in mind there is a time frame for each assignment, and you will know when the end is closing in. When you have given your all, you can only wish your subject the best and move on. So accepting it gracefully is your only alternative.

Completing your assignment requires you to be obedient to the will of God. Your obedience will be a reflection of how your subject will respond to your guidance. Giving also exposes your heart for the sake of others. This is pleasing to God because he instructs us to give, and it will be given to us as well. (Luke 6:38) “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” So in other words, giving will never be in vain because the blessing is in the giving.

 

KNOWING WHEN YOUR ASSIGNMENT HAS ENDED...

KNOWING WHEN YOUR ASSIGNMENT HAS ENDED…

The time will come when giving is no longer appreciated or taken for granted by the subject, so you must accept it gracefully knowing you have done all you can do. You must pin-point the signs of an assignment coming to a close. When giving and sharing the most valuable resources, there is nothing left to say or do. Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” It’s apparent that the assignment has come to an end. I believe we all have assignments, but when the assignment comes to an end accepting it gracefully can be done without any guilt, shame, or regret. You must know within that you have given the assignment your all. There is a purpose for all things, so embracing the completion of the assignment is an accomplishment not a failure. Job 17:9 “The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger.”

 

YOU MUST KNOW WHEN TO PASS THE BATON...

YOU MUST KNOW WHEN TO PASS THE BATON…

You must know when to hand over the baton to someone else and move on to the next assignment. Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” Since assignments are timed, move ahead with caution so you don’t fall into the trap of becoming comfortable. After being on any assignment for any length of time, you may become comfortable because you have learned the in’s and the out’s of the assignment.

 

So when approached with change there may be a hesitant attitude. Luke 11: 28 “He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” 400512436_640Accepting it gracefully in the beginning is definitely not the first thought, but once you understand that change is not always a bad thing you become more open to the idea of change. Now you can grasp the concept of a new assignment as it allows you to continue to give of yourself. You become grateful for the experience from the past assignment because it prepares you for the next assignment. Deuteronomy 1:6 “The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.” The experience is a learning tool that gives you the upper hand in every new assignment. Ending an assignment allows you to move forward with great expectation. The individuality of assignments comes with it’s own ups and downs, so you must approach each with an open mind. It’s important not to compare one assignment to another because each assignment is different. So keeping an open mind is key to completing every assignment on a positive note. Colossians 3:2 “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

 

 

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