Mike Murdock used to come to my church in Sarasota, Florida and minister to our congregation. I was 14 when I first heard him preach. You might have seen him on television. He is (or was) a televangelist. He would come to my church several times a year and speak.
Every time he would come in I would ask him to pray for me. I don’t know why I did. When I would ask him to pray for me he would give me a big bear hug and hold me in his arms as he would pray for me. I’d cry every time.
I went through an old book of his and pointed out somethings that really stuck out to me. Here are some notes from the book that really touched me.
Our assignment has something to do with solving problems. Problems are the catalyst for creativity. You are the solution to somebody. You are a reward to someone. Somebody needs you. We were created to solve problems.
What you love is a clue to the gifts and wisdom you contain to complete your assignment.
Love births persistence. Love gives birth to extraordinary tenacity, determination and persistence. Find out what you truly love and build your daily agenda around it. What do you love to talk about the most? Your distinctions must be discovered, embraced and celebrated.
What you hate is a clue to something you were assigned to correct.
Moses hated slavery. When he saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite fury arose. Why? He was a deliver.
What grieves you is a clue to something you are assigned to heal.
Caring and compassion qualifies you as an instrument of healing. Tears talk. Look at Nehemiah. He broke down and wept when he heard the condition of his people. His tears led him to his assignment. Ezra was hurt and distressed over the condition of the temple in Jerusalem. Two different men. Two different assignments. However, compassion defined their purpose. Tears can be clues to where God will use you most.
Your assignment will require seasons of preparation.
You are not born qualified. You become qualified. Moses needed preparation. He spent 40 years learning the wisdom of the Egyptians. He then spent another 40 years learning the lessons of leadership and priesthood.
If you rebel against your assignment, God may permit painful experiences to correct you.
Israel suffered defeat until obedience became their priority again. Obedience has to be the priority in your life.
I’m Harold Dorrell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.