“I WAS DOING MY ASSIGNMENT”
I knew when my girls came in from school. They would come into my office and greet me before they went on to do any other thing that they needed to do. But I heard their voice when they arrived but did not see my girls come in to greet me.
About an hour later, Danielle walked to my office. As she greeted me, I asked her where they both had been while I expected they were coming to greet me. She replied, “But we were busy doing our assignments.”
When she said that, I looked at her and said, “Greeting Daddy should come first and not doing assignments.” When I made that statement, the Holy Spirit brought it alive in me.
I was preparing a teaching on intimacy with God. I knew what the spirit of the Lord was pointing out to me- Intimacy with God was a priority. Spending time with God is more important than doing things for God.
It is possible to get lost in doing things for God that we forget about spending time with God. I can be a great preacher who no longer spends them with the Lord.
It is possible to get lost doing things for God while we were meant to do things with him. When Jesus called the twelve, it was a call first to himself and not to an assignment.
And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. Mark 3:13 KJV
It is first a call unto him. Anyone that will go for him must go from him. Your coordinates must begin from God’s presence and not your own desire.
Look at this: And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
Mark 3:14 KJV
Look at the words used “that they should be with him.” Being with him is a must (a priority). The word “should” is used. But going to preach or on an assignment is a probability. The word used is “might”.
If you have lost contact with fellowship and intimacy, anything else you do will just be a struggle. Intimacy precedes assignment.
Greet Daddy first! It must be about him first.
temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.