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Trying to get you off assignment

By Dave Henning / April 15, 2018

“The Enemy is trying to get you off assignment.  He wants to distract you with something that God is not emphasizing in your life so that you will miss what God wants to teach you in that moment.”- Banning Liebscher

As Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 2 of Rooted

  • don’t feel passionate about what we’re doing
  • find the wall or task before us harder than we thought
  • judge the task as boring or slow
  • think we should be somewhere else

But, Banning underscores, that’s not how God works.  Hence, the author continues, we arrive at the second key to thriving in God’s root-building process.   That second key= pay attention to and accept the lessons God is trying to teach you in your current assignment and season.  As a result, Pastor Liebscher indicates, you need to show awareness of:

  1. what God’s asking you to put your hands on
  2. what He’s emphasizing for you
  3. the season in which this is happening
  4. God’ teaching of faithfulness in the mundane and difficult – those things that seem distant from your vision and fail to fuel you

In conclusion, Banning reminds us that:

“So many people get stuck in their process and don’t thrive because they constantly want to be somewhere else. . . .  They want the Lord to develp their root systems in the middle of their passions, where they feel most alive.  But it doesn’t alwys work like that.  We don’t get to take only electives when we’re building our root system.”

Today’s question: In what ways does the Enemy aattept to get you off assignment?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Calm, steady, and collected”

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Dave Henning