“Be on guard, be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.”
What is your assigned task? That’s what I got from reading in Mark 13 this morning. Jesus left this earth and gave it over to mankind until His return. Even He doesn’t know what day or time He will be back, only God knows (Mark 13: 32). So He is trusting that we will fulfill our God-given tasks while He is away, if we don’t, then I guess we are going to have to explain ourselves while standing in front of the pearly gates.
I don’t know how to explain my own God-given task. I know that it has something to do with creating content and my love of people. I know that I have to dig deeper into His word in order to better understand it.
God’s will for your life is kind of like an assignment that you get from a professor in college. They give you instructions to take home in order to complete the assignment. And if you’re anything like me you will start the assignment at the last possible second and you will go off of what you’ve heard in class and from fellow classmates before you ever start to look at the instructions. Then, when you’re completely lost, you’ll pick up the instructions and start to finish the project.
I don’t want to do that with my one life here on earth. I procrastinate and give my daily tasks some effort, but not nearly everything that I have in me. My dad once told me that he never saw me give 100% of my effort to really anything. That he thought that if I had, that I would be somewhere great, like a professional athlete.
I don’t want God to say that for my life here on earth. Over anything on earth, I want to give 100% to my faith and pursuit of God.