TOTAL CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRY

The Beauty of Your Assignment

by Cynthia Jennings on September 15, 2021

I was reading an article and it talked about many women who had and are making a difference in the world. Women who have broken the “glass ceiling” in medicine, education, nonprofit, sports, as well as too many other industries to name.

The stories about these women were inspiring! Yet even as I privately cheered them on, it caused me to look at my own life.

The question loomed…God, is there something BIG that I’m supposed to be doing?

The Holy Spirit brought back to my mind a book I read years ago, “Women of the Bible.” The content of the book reveals women who were leaders, prophets, tabernacle workers, artist, musicians’ poets and queens. As well as midwives, mothers and housewives. What stuck out to me the most were the women who had roles of a “lesser status” yet were still significant enough to be mentioned in the Bible.

There are many women mentioned by name in the Bible who have left an indelible mark in our minds. But lest not forget those women who were not mentioned by name yet completed their assignment and whose stories live on to teach, guide and instruct us in our life.

Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4 talks about all those rich people who gave large sums at the temple with the hopes everyone would notice. Then there was the widow who{quietly} gave only two mites (two copper coins). The rich people gave out of their abundance, and the widow gave abundantly from what little she had. Jesus calls her out because “true generosity” can only be measured by the heart.

Women played an important part in the completion of the earthly Tabernacle in which God was pleased to dwell (Exodus 35:22-29).

“And every skillful woman spun with her hands, and they all brought what they had spun in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen.  All the women whose hearts stirred them to use their skill spun the goats' hair” (Exodus 35:25-26).

These skillful women of the wheel and the spindle, with willing hearts labored as unto the Lord. They gave their treasure, time and talents ungrudgingly and without demanding recognition, for the completion of the Tabernacle which God commanded Moses to erect for His worship and service in the wilderness.

Neither of the aforementioned women were spoken of by their name. The widow with the two mites might be looked at as “less than” due to her lack of financial stability. And the skilled women might have been looked at as just women who could “only” spindle. But the heart of what these women did was rooted in the beauty of wanting to honor God and not receive accolades from man.

They weren’t concerned if other people thought if what they were doing was big or if they would get credit. They were content with God knowing their actions came from the heart.

The beauty of your assignment doesn’t come from accolades of others, it comes from being content with God knowing your actions came from your heart and God getting all the glory.

PEARLStoPONDER: The size of your assignment does not determine the importance of your assignment.

 

Jeremiah 1:5-- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Luke 9:48-- and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

Colossians 3:23-- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Ephesians 2:10-- For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

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Posted by Kenya on September 16, 2021
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 thank you. 😊
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