One of the best illustrations of operating in purpose is watching Tiger Woods swing a golf club. Tiger makes it look so effortless, everyone thinks they can swing like him. The reality is God gave him the ability to swing a Golf club such that, even when heâ€™s â€œworking,â€ heâ€™s at rest.
This is the difference between â€œworkâ€ and a â€œjob.â€ Work is what God purposes you to do and a job is what you think you have to do. Work, within your purpose, is effortless â€” you make it look easy. A job, on the other hand, has nothing to do with your purpose and, therefore, you toil at it and it feels difficult at every turn.
When Adam was placed in the Garden, He was given work; he had to tend and keep the garden and name the animals (Genesis 2:15, 19)Â . When he and Eve sinned, he was given a job (Genesis 3:17-19).
Y’all follow me here — work is a blessing; a job is a curse. The problem for many folks is they spend their lives pursuing jobs instead of pressing into God to understand their work. You cannot do the work without first understanding your purpose and receiving your assignment…
PURPOSE â€“ you cannot know it without first knowing God throughÂ Christ Jesus. This can only be found in the mind of the Creator.
ASSIGNMENT â€“ you cannot get it without first knowing yourÂ PURPOSE. When you are operating in your assignment, what you do looks effortless. When you are operating outside your assignment, whatever you do seems stressful.
DESTINY â€“ you cannot walk into it without first knowing yourÂ PURPOSE and executing your ASSIGNMENT.
Without these, how can you expect to hear, â€œâ€¦Well done, good and faithful servantâ€ when you close your eyes in time and open them in eternity?
Â© 2010 â€“ Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)