Stay in Your Assignment

The Believer may will come to a point in his/her life where God instructs him/her to do something. The Believer, who desires to be in God’s will and who operates in obedience, will do what the Lord instructed.

In the midst of performing whatever it is the Lord said, the enemy will try to make you frustrated, ready for a change, fearful of the results/circumstances or bored/disgruntled with the task handed to you. Maybe the task begins to last longer than you expected or it seems completely opposite of the vision that God gave you for your life.

You have to remember that regardless of how you feel, you must continue what the Lord told you to do until He gives new instructions. Attempting to take things into your own hands, rushing towards a particular goal, will actually end up prolonging that season. It can also lead to unnecessary trials, pressure and temptation because you have moved outside of God’s will.

In the book of Ruth, there is a good example of this concept.

In the first chapter, there is a famine in the land of Judah. Elimelech, a resident of Bethlehem, Judah decides to leave with his family and travel to Moab, to avoid the famine. While living in Moab, Elimelech dies leaving his wife, Noami, alone with their two sons. After 10 years, Noami’s sons die as well.

Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband. (Ruth 1:1-5 NKJV)

The scriptures never indicate that Elimelech consulted God before He moved. Out of fear of the famine, he decides to make the change. He was trying to avoid the negative impact of the famine on he and his family by moving to Moab, but ended up dying there instead.

Ruth 1:6 later says that Naomi discovered that while she and her family were living in Moab, the Lord had provided for His people in Judah.

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had visited His people by giving them bread. (Ruth 1:6 NKJV)

Elimelech operated out of fear and human logic, rather than faith. Instead of consulting God on what he should have done, he made a decision for he and his family, that resulted in death.

If you are in the midst of performing a task or you are in a situation the Lord placed you in, and you are becoming disgruntled and/or frustrated, don’t make a decision based on how you feel. Consult the Lord through prayer and ask Him for further instructions, if He says nothing than continue to do what He originally said until He says otherwise. He has placed this situation in your life for a particular reason, in order to mold, shape, and prepare you for what is to come.

Let faith reign in your life and trust Him! He will never leave you nor forsake you!

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