Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 8:21 (KJV); Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
No one can truly serve God when his part in the grand scheme of God’s divine purpose has not been revealed to him. That part is your assignment on the earth and is your destiny in God.
In our theme scripture, Simon the sorcerer had been converted to the ministry, he had a desire to heal the sick, give sight to the blind and make the lame to walk. All these were worthy desires but his heart disqualified him; for this reason, his part and lot were not defined by heaven. This teaches us that God cannot trust a man with an assignment when that man’s heart is not right.
Indeed the man may be gifted, but what is the purpose of a gift when God has not revealed one’s assignment to him?
In the church today, I have heard people claim parts that do not even exist in scripture. There are men who claim that God has called them to ‘cleanse’ the church; their life mission is to weed out those they assume are false teachers and prophets. This has been used as a licence to judge the servants of God and cast aspersions on their ministries.
Is there such a calling as ‘cleansing’ the church? Christ is the cleanser, not us. Jesus retained that responsibility for Himself and He does so through His Word.
Do not assume you have a part, like Simon the sorcerer did. Do not create an assignment that does not have the seal of heaven or is not backed by the authority of the Word of God. Instead of looking outward, at whomever you think is unfit for the kingdom of God, and creating a calling about educating them of this fact, look inward, let God deal with your heart and point you to your true assignment.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 5:26, John 17:17
GOLDEN NUGGET: No one can truly serve God when his part in the grand scheme of God’s divine purpose has not been revealed to him. That part is your assignment on the earth and is your destiny in God.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. I thank You because my part and my lot is defined every day. I can never error in what I have been called to do. I understand my assignment because I know Your Word and I know You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.