YOU HAVE A PORTION TO WORK ON
In my days in secondary school, we had assigned portions in the school per time that we worked to keep the school clean- it could be to sweep or cut grass.
A prefect would measure out a portion for each student. There are times you will see a portion that has been thoroughly cleared beside a portion that is still quite bushy.
Friend, in life there are assigned portions that we have to work on also. Adam had his work cut out for him in the Garden of Eden. He was to tend and keep the garden.
In this kingdom, what is rewarded is what is instructed that has been executed. Instructions are important. If you execute another man’s work without being instructed to, there is no reward.
There are times that pressure will make you covet another man’s work. At times, you can be desirous of their awards, accolades and recognition. You may then feel that you need to do what they do and how they do it.
Friend, the definition of progress in spiritual matters is not a forward movement; it is obedience even when the instruction says you should stay on the same spot. Once you obey, you are counted to have made progress.
The armour of Saul may look regal. It can look like an affirmation of your rising but it can be suicidal. If you have been ordained to bring giants down with slings and stones, do not be pressured to use shiny armour. Be secure!
There was a king called Uzziah who became very successful as a king and then decided to cross the lines by attempting to sacrifice in the temple.
The high priest and 80 other priests attempted to stop him but he was so arrogant. Here is what they told him:
They confronted King Uzziah and said, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord. That is the work of the priests alone, the descendants of Aaron who are set apart for this work. Get out of the sanctuary, for you have sinned. The Lord God will not honour you for this!”
2 Chronicles 26:18 NLT
It is not for you.
This is the work of the priest alone.
You have sinned.
The Lord will not honour this.
The Lord will not honour what he has not instructed. There is no reward for crossing lines.