For 2 years I have been volunteering on a committee for our town. Recently I was quickly and unanimously voted Chair for the committee. I sat there in shock and didn't refuse it. It was scary for me to think of the responsibility that comes with that. Of course it is an honor to serve my community . It is just that it seemed too important for me to be the one leading. I carried the intrepidation around for about a week. I went to my Friday prayer group and told them about my new position and how it came about I was even there. Suddenly I realized it was a set up by God. In my turmoil of being appointed I heard God say " If it is bigger than you than it is ME, I will do this through you. I never thought of this committee as a spiritual thing. Definitely didn't consider it God's way of influencing and changing the atmosphere of of an entire town.
The prayer group prayed over me and prophesied over me , exactly that. God is going to give me a vision for the look and atmosphere of the town and its newly acquired lands for growth. He is intending to use me to influence the shaping of the town for His Glory. It will be subtle but it will be Him working heavens' agenda into all I get to influence.
I saw at that point a mantle coming out of heaven and resting on me. I was offered the choice of accepting his mantle or fulfill my assignment as a victim of a positive circumstance or just quit. I spoke out "I accept the assignment." Then I suddenly saw things in a whole different light. When you are a victim you are looking at a thing like you are under them a burden that has been put upon you. In drudgery I would have walked it out as if in slavery. When I accepted the assignment I realized the opportunity God has placed me in to represent Him. I am now on top of the situation. I am free to get instruction from Him and have joy in my endeavor. I get to watch Him in action in my life and the life of my community. It is kind of a thrill to feel a bit covert with God.
Wow , I am experiencing the joy of not being a victim of goodness. I never realized you could make yourself a victim of good things. There is a strange perspective being the victim of good that doesn't open up the complete intended use of the good being given you. I could not see the joy set before me when I was the victim.
A beautiful friend of mine recently needed a car. She prayed about how God would help her. Then God told someone to give her a car. They told God they were willing but they also needed a car and asked God how that would happen. So God had some one give them a car. If they were the victims of the good they might be humiliated by the gift . They might not share about the good bestowed on them. Or they might take it into themselves and not let the goodness multiply inside them. When you let the good multiply inside, it seems you are more grateful and generous. It seems like the God plan for His blessings and good He bestows.
That is what i think. What about you? Leave me a comment. PLEASE!
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