IF YOU HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT
While I prayed at midnight, I heard the door of the library opening and there walked in Danielle. She had been attempting her assignment late the previous evening but it was obvious she was already very tired. I asked her to get some sleep.
My surprise is she woke up at about 2 am and picked up her assignment. She was more active. She solved the sums with greater ease. When she was done at about 3 am, she went in to sleep.
But a few minutes later, she was back to ask me, “Daddy, is it not yet time to pray”. I smiled and said, “Baby, go and rest. We still have about two hours more to family devotion”.
Assignment-conscious men cannot sleep all night. The routine of men who are conscious of destiny assignment is not normal. They take adequate rest but the rest is to gather strength to confront the assignment. Even rest has a purpose.
Jesus Christ is our model. Jesus would arise long before dawn and find a place of communion with the Father (Mark 1:35). He would download templates for the execution of his life’s assignment. He knew and showed us that the flesh cannot execute divine tasks. It will be too tough.
There were times when Jesus spent the evening on the mountain. He then returned to spend the day in the temple. People were drawn to him to learn but that content was not built in one day.
And in the daytime, he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
Luke 21:37 – 38 KJV
My mentor would say to me that the last thing he does at night is to take note of what will be done the next day. When you sleep with a vision, you will wake up with a mission.
It is very easy for the last thing you did at night to become the first thing you will do in the morning. If you press your phone surfing social media before sleeping, you will likely do the same when you wake up. If you put a prayer signal in your spirit before sleeping, you will wake up with prayers in your heart and on your lips.
Be disciplined enough to know that assignment consciousness requires you to be alert. Champions during the day have mastered the night also.
When you have an assignment to deliver, sleep for strength but do not oversleep such that you wake up and realise that you have just a little time left before the season of accountability. Pace yourself in destiny so you would not need to be running with the urgency of a late-comer.
May God help us all. Amen.