Romans 12:4-5 “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
God loves us all, we are all created equally and we are all created uniquely. What the passage is telling us is that all of us have our own anointing in The Kingdom of God; it is our personal and unique purpose in this life. Some of us are created to be business men, some of us were created to be teachers, some of us engineers, while some are called to be ministers of faith. This is the reason why some people are so successful at what they do even if they invest a little effort on it; they are simply flowing with God’s anointing on them. A person such as Bill Gates can put up a tech company and reap its harvest a lot more effective than a hundred people combined. Why is this? It’s because Bill Gates is anointed for this job. One can even have a sincere heart and sacrifice to be a church minister, but if that person is not anointed for the task, then nothing much will happen to it. Not all I.T. majors will become billionaires just as not all golfers will become PGA tour champions. It all depends on our calling, on what God has called us to do.
So what is our calling then? Allow me to lead you to Jeremiah 31 verse 33:
“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel
after that time,” declares the LORD.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
What does it say? The Lord is saying that His very commandments for us, our unique purpose for this life, He will place in our hearts. Our anointing is something that is in our hearts! It is the very thing that we love doing! That’s how good our God is. He will not make us do something we do not want. What we are anointed to do in this life is something that we are good at and it is something that we love doing! So if you love doing business, don’t force yourself to become a missionary. If you love teaching or counselling, then stick to it and God will bless you in your anointed work.
Let’s be honest, Peter was one lousy fisherman. What made him a great fisher of men was The Lord’s anointing on him.
It is not our hard work or our ‘sacrifices’ that brings success and prosperity. It is the anointing of God that is sent to us through His Son Jesus Christ!
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