Your preparation determines your performance. If you don’t prepare, then you won’t perform well.
You have an assignment on your life. You don’t decide it, you discover it.
A true assignment from God will showcase your true inferiority, limitation, it will be bigger than you are and make you feel incapable of achieving it.
But…..JEREMIAH 1:8 says, “Don’t be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.”
- Pray yourself full.
- Pray yourself hot.
- Think yourself through.
- Set yourself free.
You don’t call you by yourself. You’re not in this by yourself. God called you, so relax, worry not, fret not.
Jeremiah 1:9 ..”God touches his mouth.”
Your mouth will play a major part.
2 kinds of communication: what you tell others and what you tell yourself. Some people talk good to others and talk bad to themselves. They’re kind to others and curse themselves.
- Find what you truly love and build your life around it.
- Find what you hate. You cannot correct what you’re unwilling to confront. What you tolerate, you can’t change.
- Find what grieves you. What makes you emotional, what touches your heart or move you? That’s a clue to your assignment.
- It will require hours of great preparation. Moses spent 40 years in the palace finding out to be somebody, 40 years in the desert finding out to be nobody and 40 years leading the children of God when he found out what God can do with a somebody who’s willing to become a nobody for His sake. That’s a total of 80 years of preparation for 40 years of deliverance ministry. Jesus Christ in His assignment required 30 years of preparation for 3 and half years of ministry.
- Become an expert of your assignment. 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that need not to be ashamed…” Become the best of your field. What you think you are in a know-it-all, you are already in the decline. Go to people who are more successful than you and learn from them.
READ: Proverbs 18:6
What if huge opportunity in your field come tomorrow, are you prepared for it? No, don’t say, I’m lucky, but say I’m prepared. God said, if there are empty vessels, I’ll keep pouring out.
If you think you’re full, then you can’t be filled in anymore.
Tell yourself, “I’m unique, God has His hands on my life, He called me from my mother’s womb, I have an assignment from heaven, it’s not a small thing and I’m not going to let people’s mean faces, Facebook’s, or anything else stop me from my assignment. I know who I am. And I know what God has called me to do. I’m not arrogant nor proud, I just understand that God doesn’t want me to be intimidated. He has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and of sound mind. I’m going to become an expert in my field.” Glory to God!
(excerpt from pastor Jentezen Franklin’s preaching)