PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 13:32-37
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“He leaves his servants in charge, each with their assigned task.” (Mark 13:34)
This line made me wonder: what is my assigned task?
As a Jesus follower I do believe the Lord has assigned a task to each of us.
We are in the time of waiting, not sure when he will come back.
But we do know that in the meantime, he has work for us to do.
One thought that the Lord has laid on my heart are these words of Paul:
“My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)
Whatever job I am doing in the moment, my main task is testifying to God’s grace.
Through my work, my relationships, my stewardship of resources – testify to grace.
Rely on grace; remember that I am accepted by grace, not because I’m so good.
Be gracious; treat others as Jesus treats me, be patient, kind, helpful, encouraging.
Jesus has left us – and me – in charge of the world, to continue in his grace mission.
Is this the job that I am doing, will he find me fulfilling my assigned task?
I am here for such a time as this; may the Lord find me doing my job when he comes!
Lord, plant this thought deep into my heart and mind: I am an agent of grace. Help me to find specific ways to fulfill this task as I go through my day.