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  • Writer's pictureShannon Duskie

Purpose Vs. Assignment

PURPOSE. Something so many of us search for.  What is my purpose?  What is my thing?  How can I find it?  Where do I find it?  We look for it in our jobs.  In our family.  In our hobbies.  But are we seeking "purpose" in the right place?

PURPOSE. CALLING.  Two words - one in the same.  I trap myself in today's world of constant comparison.  Why is it that others have seemed to find it...yet I have not.  It ticks me off.  It makes me wonder.  Am I looking in the right places?

So I asked God, "Why haven't you shown me what I'm supposed to do?  Who I'm supposed to be?"  His answer was clear.


So I started to pray.  "Lord - show me who you want me to be.  I want to live your will." 

New messages started appearing to me.  One, in particular, the idea of PURPOSE vs. ASSIGNMENT. For so long I've had the mentality that there's ONE thing we will be called to.  I've compared myself to others who seem to be living out their "thing" and thriving in it.  And I'm over here...feeling stuck.  Like a hovering plane and I'm not sure where to land.  Not sure which direction to go. Comparison is the thief of joy.

This new message of PURPOSE vs. ASSIGNMENT is sinking in and I'm diggin' it.  The more I ponder it, the more my heart is accepting it.

My PURPOSE is to follow the Lord.  My PURPOSE is to live for Him.  Close to Him so that I can hear the ASSIGNMENTS that he is calling me toward.  I will not hear them if I do not ask.  I will simply remain a hovering plane.

Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 

Ask him and let him guide you.  He will give you the courage to follow his ways, but you have to listen.

Life is like that hovering plane.  If I do not ask, I will continue to be stuck in the air.  Hovering. Going about my days, one after another, with no direction.  Just flying in circles. Stay close to God and He will help me land on my ASSIGNMENT.  And when it's time to move on, He will fuel me up and give me the strength to take off again.

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