God Equips His Saints For Every Task He Assigns
December 18, 2019 –
God doesn’t assign a task without equipping you for it. Scripture says Some people are called to be apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers. You need not attempt to express talents you do not possess.
As your plan unfolds, you will be surprised to find that other individuals will help support your efforts. Some of this aid may result from your direct request or solicitation. Additional help will be the consequences of supernatural intervention. When you commit to divine goals, you can expect guidance, in the form of humans.
Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Plato said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Personal spiritual planning examines the strengths and weaknesses of the planner. A benefit of developing your spiritual plan is that it forces you to develop personal strengths and weakness inventory. As you build your plan, it will help to analyze and write answers to the following questions:
- What are my advantages?
- What do I do well?
- What are my spiritual gifts?
- What do I enjoy doing?
- What are my weaknesses?
- What do I not like to do?
- What could I improve?
- What do I do poorly?
- What do I avoid? (People, places, things, topics/subjects, etc.)
Knowing the answers to these questions leads to the development of a Personal Spiritual Plan designed to help you achieve what God desires through using the strengths and gifts He has entrusted to you.
Because this is a personalized plan, it will be a unique plan, unlike the plans that other Christians have. But, just as Paul wrote to the Church at Rome, “For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching or he who exhorts in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:4-8).
Scripture is clear that God expects believers to use their gifts in supporting His Master Plan. As you work to achieve your Spiritual Plan, you will move toward fulfilling God’s Master Plan.