10 years ago I learned a valuable lesson in my career. I learned that God will not just put me anywhere. An open door in my career meant a spiritual assignment from Him. That spiritual assignment was also 2 fold:
1. It was to shape me into His image
2. It was to win souls to Him.
The first assignment was in such an unhealthy environment that He pre-warned me about it by giving me a dream. He also had me waiting in so much anticipation beforehand I was extra grateful for the work opportunity! Even still, my gratefuleness lasted all but 3 months and I was soon petitioning Him for a QUICK release! The things I experienced at that place of unemployment were unheard of in a corporate setting but I endured and there was purpose there.
The 2nd assignment was “the reward”but first I had to face some spiritual warfare before that door opened. God fought for me, used it to develop me and still gave me His promise. But even in the promise land there is testing and 5 years later I moved into another testing period. Then after 3 years I overcame this test and was released (thank You Lord). I had completed another assignment which resulted in both my own transformation and an addition of souls to the kingdom.
And now I am at my 3rd assignment. This assignment reminds me more of the first. Instead of savvy businessmen and woman I’m working with a different social class. Some have felonies, different baby daddies, need food stamps to make ends meet, but God loves them. He sent me there to tell them that. Me with my degrees from my prestigious universities and my fly pencil skirts and blazers. I seem like an unlikely candidate for this assignment, but have my own family history that qualifies me (as well as God’s leadership).
My associate and I talked yesterday about how you simply cannot judge another person by their outward appearance. But people do it all the time. If I would have judged Christ who was nothing exciting to look at, who was born in a manger and was a Carpenter for a living, well, I would haved missed the mark.
I reflect on this assignment and see its similarity to my very 1st assignment. God could have given me His promotion immediately after my release, but He chose not to. Instead I needed to be shaped even more.
And more souls needed saving.
As difficult as it has been to submit to His lordship Im grateful He chooses to keep removing the pride with these humbling assignments. Im glad He keeps reminding me of what is really important.
People are important.
They come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and social classes. And He has called me to them all.
He has called me to win the masses.