According to Ephesians 1:4, God picked you out before the foundations of the world were even created to be born in this specific age and to have a specific assignment on your life that only you can specifically fulfill. WOW!!
He created each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (Ephesians 2:10 AMP)
Some of us know exactly what assignment it is that God has given us and are passionately running after that every day. Others know what assignment they've been given but they've let other "side jobs" creep in and sidetrack them from their #1 job. Still others are desperately searching for the "calling" on their lives and have felt that they haven't been making a real difference at all.
Whichever category you identify with, our enemy- the devil- is out there hoping you'll get off the path you've been assigned to. It's no secret that he's out there to steal, kill and destroy. There's proof of his destruction all around the world. We can rest assured though, knowing that he absolutely cannot touch us when we are doing the work God has called us to do.
Many Christians claim Psalm 91 as an automatic prayer of protection, (which it is) IF they are actively DOING verses 1 & 2. I challenge you to meditate on those 2 verses and see if you really do qualify for the rest of the verses in that chapter. :)
That hedge of protection cannot work if we aren't in the center of God's will for our lives.
So, you ask, "How do I know if I'm not carrying out the assignment that God picked out for me before He created the world?" Take a look at your life and see if you've been increasing over the past few years... Every area of our lives should be increasing.
Do you have your assignments? I would love to see your comments sharing what your assignments are in 3 or 4 words.
Let's lock arms in 2017 and encourage each other, becoming the unified body of Christ that God needs us to be!