Grace and peace be unto you.
Do you know when an assignment is finished? God created us for one purpose but gave us several assignments. He desires that we know when an assignment ends so we can easily move on to the next one. Scripture says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you” (Psalm 32:8).
The story is told that Joshua completed his first assignment which was to defeat the 31 kings and conquer their territories. Consequently, there was peace in the land. But, he did not spend the time partying, instead, he moved on to his second assignment which was to divide the lands among the tribes of Israel (Joshua 11-19).
The completion of an assignment is usually followed by feelings of peace, satisfaction, and a void. This void is to be filled by our next assignment. Nonetheless, if we are unaware that our assignment is complete, we will miss these signs and act contrary to God’s plan.
It is interesting to note that our assignments differ in duration and intensity. Joshua’s first assignment lasted for seven years. It was action packed and intense while the second one was shorter and mild. This arrangement provides for adequate self-care, relationship building with God, and our loved ones. Therefore, if you have been engaged in consecutive assignments that are mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting, I recommend that you have an urgent conversation with God. Perhaps some of the assignments are not from him.
Heavenly Father, thanks for your guidance. Help us to know when it is time to change assignments. In Jesus’ name, amen.