TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
While you have doubt about yourself and your purpose, I do not. I know how I have wired you. Look to Me as your true north. I will point you in the direction of your assignment. Ask and it shall be given.
SHOTGUN OR RIFLE?
I know who I am to God. I know I’m a son who has the power of Jesus living in me, so I’m going to use it. I’m also a freedom fanatic. That’s a big part of my DNA.
Because of my love for freedom, which comes from My Father God, I set girls free from sexual slavery. I help and feed poor people and give homes to orphans. As a pastor, my purpose is to free people from the bondage of sin, self, and Satan.
I would say I’m in alignment for my assignment. Alignment is the difference between a shotgun and a rifle, a spotlight and a laser. Once you understand your identity, you can hone in on your purpose, or how you’re supposed to walk that identity out.
When you start getting real about the responsibility of your alignment, it brings acceleration, effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy for the targets God Almighty has designed for you to hit. How do you do that?
You get intentional. You act. You also have to weed out the things that are not part of your assignment. “But Pastor Troy, I love that person or that part of my life. Don’t make me give that up because it’s not going to keep me from my assignment.”
Maybe not, but it’s not going to help you find it any faster either. You can stay up until four o’clock in the morning and tweet to defend yourself from all the people who hate your guts or you can say, “That’s not part of my assignment and it’s not in alignment for my assignment.” Amen.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. – 1 Corinthians 13:11
Put away the childish things that keep you from alignment for your assignment. Grow up and get yourself mature enough to know what’s holding you back. Root those things out now. Don’t wait. Folks are going to hell in that proverbial hand basket while you’re distracted with indecision and childish pursuits.
Discover your identity. Get into alignment. Be a rifle, not a shotgun and see how the Lord uses you today.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – ALIGNMENT