Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More Clues To Your God Given Purpose

I told you I would reveal more clues to your assignment. You really have to understand that God brought you here to this earth to do a work. There are gifts and talents on the inside of you that will help solve somebody's problem. We're saved to save others. Everyone does not have to be a preacher behind the pullpit, but we are God's representatives in the earth. It's all about pleasing God with our lives. Fullfillment comes when you are living out your purpose. Let me give you some more clues to revealing your assignment.

5. What grieves you is a clue to something you are assigned to heal.
What grieves you? Battered wives? Abused and molested children? Ignorance? Disease? Poverty? Pornography? Homosexuality? Abortion? Name it. Be honest with yourself.

What makes you cry is a clue to a problem God has anointed you to change, conquer, and heal.
For example:
I hate to see marriages end in divorce, I hate to see young girls get led astray and end up in a spiritually dry place due to their decisions. I also hate to see people who are lost and don't know their way.
It reflects in my music because I give people wisdom on how to handle life situations the godly way so you know how to come out of depression and how to treat your spouse or even love yourself.

6. What you love is a clue to the gifts, skills, and wisdom you contain.
Love Births Wisdom.
Let me explain. When you have a love for children, a special wisdom begins to grow and develop in you toward children. You begin to understand their fears, tears, and desires. When you have a love for animals, you develop an intuition, a special wisdom for their behavior and conduct. You can sense what they are feeling. When you need wisdom in your marriage, love for your mate must be birthed first. Wisdom is the product of love.
So find what you truly and continuously love, and build your daily agenda around it. Discern your gifts. Name your calling. Whatever you are gifted to do is what you should be doing. What you truly love the most is a clue to a marvelous gift and quality inside of you.

7. Your assignment is geographical.
This one is very important. Where you are determines what grows within you. Your weaknesses or strengths require a climate. You cannot work on the wrong job, for the wrong boss, doing the wrong things for 40 hrs a week and wonder why two hours per week in church does not change your life! Geography plays a major role in every success story.

God will not bless you just anywhere you go. God will bless you, however, if you are willing to go anywhere in order to obey and please him! Where you are determines what grows withing you-weeds or flowers, strengths or weaknesses.
Have you noticed that when you are in the presence of certain friends you laugh at different jokes? Have you noticed the topic of conversation often changes, depending on the person you are around? When you are with the right people, the best comes out of you and the worst part will die. Your success is always linked to a Place: the place is your assignment.

Think about what you just read and I'll give you a few days to think and meditate on this before I reveal more clues to your assignment.

Shei Atkins

(taken from Mike Murdock's "The Assignment")

Four Boyfriends

Four Boyfriends

Once upon a time there was a girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the fourth boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the third boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her second boyfriend. He was her confident and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girl's first boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom.. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, 'I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'

Thus, she asked the fourth boyfriend, 'I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No way!', replied the fourth boyfriend, and he walked away without another word. His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the third boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No!', replied the third boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!' Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the second boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the second boyfriend.. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.' His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.' The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he had suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!'

In truth, you have four boyfriends in your lives:

Your fourth boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.

Your third boyfriend is your status, wealth and possessions. When you die, it will all go to others.

Your second boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.

And your first boyfriend is your spirit. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your spirit is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day:

Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.

Pass this on to someone you care about - I just did.

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Need To Please

A wife comes home early to find her husband in their bedroom making love to a very attractive young woman.

Yes, she was somewhat upset. 'You are a disrespectful pig!' she cried. 'How dare you do this to me -- a faithful wife, the mother of your children! I'm leaving you. I want a divorce right away!'

And the husband replied, 'Hang on just a minute love so at least I can tell you what happened.'

'Fine, go ahead,' she sobbed,' but they'll be the last words you'll say to me!'

And the husband began -- 'Well, I was getting into the
car to drive home, and this young lady here asked me for a lift. She looked so down and out and defenseless that I took pity on her and let her into the car..

I noticed that she was very thin, not well dressed and very dirty. She told me that she hadn't eaten for three days.

So, in my compassion, I brought her home and warmed up the enchiladas I made for you last night, the ones you wouldn't eat because you're afraid you'll put on weight. The poor thing devoured them in moments.

Since she needed a good clean-up, I suggested a shower, and while she was doing that, I noticed her clothes were dirty and full of holes, so I threw them away.

Then, as she needed clothes, I gave her the designer jeans that you have had for a few years, but
don't wear because you say they are too tight.

I also gave her the underwear that was your anniversary present, which you don't wear because I don't have good taste.

I found the sexy blouse my sister gave you for Christmas that you don't wear just to annoy her, and I also donated those boots you bought at the expensive boutique and don't wear because someone at work has a pair the same.'

The husband took a quick breath and continued - 'She was so grateful for my understanding and help that as I walked her to the door, she turned to me with tears in her eyes and said,

'Please ... Do you have anything else that your wife doesn't use? So there you have it.