“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” (Proverbs 24:10)
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:13)
Everybody who is in the Kingdom of God through the Blood of Jesus Christ, has a function. A task. A ministry. Whatever you want to call it, but we all are required to complete our assignments. Failure to complete our assignments has a ripple effect in the lives of those God has placed in our sphere of influence. You may think that your life is insignificant and unnoticed by God and others, but you are wrong. Every life has a purpose from God that He wants to fulfill, but He has to have your agreement to complete it. Once you give your life to Jesus Christ, you then belong to Him. You have agreed to let Him use you to complete the plans He has in the earth with your life.
No matter how inadequate or insignificant you may feel you are, God sees you different. He has stated that “you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” Thoughts of inadequacy and insecurities are fired into your mind by the adversary–Satan. The last thing he wants is for you to complete your mission!
One day soon, the Body of Christ will be called home to the marriage supper where we will be given our crowns and rewards for the impact we had on the earth through the assignments and tasks that God gave us to do. There will be those who were given an assignment and either refused to even start it or gave it up before it was completed and turned back because of the difficulty. God WILL fulfill His plans in the earth with or without our cooperation. He will give unfinished assignments to someone else to complete. On that day though, be aware that the crown God had for you will be given to the person who finished the work. The last shall be first.
That doesn’t mean we won’t receive any rewards, but we will lose that particular crown. God’s love isn’t diminished by our lack of faithfulness…thank God it isn’t! I was pondering these two scriptures and I thought back on all the things He had told me to do that I didn’t do. I’m sure He had given those things to someone else to do. I asked Him to forgive me and I made the decision that I will complete the remaining work I have to do, come what may.
Why should I want to get a bunch of crowns on that day? For one reason: to lay them all at Jesus’ feet as an act of worship. I don’t want to lay just a few crowns down…I want to lay a whole pile of them down! Take heart beloved of God, no matter where you are on this road, finish your assignments. Stand strong because He really has given you the ability to complete everything He calls you to do!