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The Assignment

1 Corinthians 7:17 New International Version (NIV)

Concerning Change of Status

17 Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.

Have you ever had a week that changed choices, decisions, or trajectory? Some of those changes can come from illness, a relationship, or something in the workplace.

This past week created a change in the trajectory of my life. I had three jobs I was doing. I was a pastor in a church. I participated in my own company. I fit Vital Ministries in between. I wore many hats.

Then my crucible moment happened. I stand back and see God’s hand in all of it. I made a choice to step away from one of the three. I am going back to God’s original assignment that he has for me. I am devoting my energy to Vital Ministries and my company. I will be among the people where I find my passion and energy. 

God has shown me so much in the past 5 years of being an associate pastor and through this I have learned so much about how God made me and what he has for me. I look  so forward to stepping back into my original call. I have freedom knowing who I am in Christ. We all have a call to minister wherever we are in life.

I believe that Vital Ministries is going to recharge and reshape and will take on a new life in raising men in strength and courage. It is an honor to serve and lead in Vital Ministries.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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2 Chronicles 29:1 New International Version (NIV)

Hezekiah Purifies the Temple

29 Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah.

Hezekiah was a man of action. When you look at the kings of Israel and Judah, they will take up about half of a chapter. King Hezekiah receives 3 1/2 chapters about his reign.

We see qualities in this man of action that we can learn from and apply to our lives.

  1. Thankfulness in his life: He was thankful for having a second chance at life. He got 15 years added to his life. On his death bed he thanks God for his life, but also repents and asks God to grant him more years.
  2. He does the right things quickly: He did not put off what he could do today. Men of action step into those moments with intentions of doing the right thing.
  3. He makes personal decisions: He did not wait for the crowd. Men of action see something in their life and they step into the moment.
  4. He loved other people: He was bold in his outreach. He saw what could be in people and their potential. He helped them live it out.
  5. He gave grace to those who needed it: A man who was given much grace is more willing to give grace to others.

Get into the action, man!

Do not live a life standing around wondering what just happened.

Step into the moments given to you, so that later in years or even in death, ‘There Lies a Man of Action’.

Strength and Courage

Michael

 

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