#5379 – Specific People

Good morning people who know your kingdom assignment each day.

Luke 4:25-27 NIV “I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.

It’s imperative to know who God has sent you to and who you are meant to sow into.

Our kingdom assignment is not everyone, everywhere, all the time. Logistically, this is impossible. And if this is our focus or mentality, it can be quite disheartening.

God has called us to minister to specific people, in specific places, in different times and seasons.

The key is to be Spirit led, not simply situational led.

If you are a leader in the church, I truly believe that this key is imperative for you. Too many times, demands are getting our attention. Yet demands are not always God’s assignments for us in that moment. In fact, demands can often be distractions to Father’s will being accomplished.

The effectiveness of the apostle Paul’s ministry was his commitment to keep in step with the Holy Spirit, and as a result, he stayed on kingdom assignment. I’ve shared this following scripture with you many times, but it really does make this key clear.

Acts 16:6-10 NIV Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

May you know God’s leading in each moment.