what is your commission

As an artist…my commission is paint.
For my communications job…it is to write.
(Not with my own voice though which makes it difficult.)
Created in God’s image…I am to love.
As Christ’s disciple…I follow in His footsteps.

What is your commission?

Do you think we need to “be commissioned”?

Have you ever felt you needed someone’s approval before going forward? I’m experiencing that with this latest job. Much is about annual events, my learning curve will be VERY long. I’m accustomed to learning quickly, achieving results, and adding value.

I’m learning even more about humility.

Sometimes we have to step back before we can move forward – to move slowly before we pick up pace. Just like an entrance ramp or a mountain curve, if we move too quickly, we might not make it.

Thanksgiving and prayer from Colossians 1:3-14

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Wharf Waiting

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9 thoughts on “what is your commission

  1. Aunt Melanie says:

    “Learning to be more humble….” For me this is difficult, especially when I feel that I have already been humbled! I have had colleagues who were quick learners. I was always a slow learner–always had to mull things over in my mind. My “stepping backward” always seems to come in the form of illness or physical pain. I was always agile. To lose my physical mobility, even temporarily, is the most humbling thing and causes me to go through all kinds of inner turmoil. Yet, I bring it upon myself because I drift from ‘my commission.’

    • Same here A.M. I didn’t know I needed more. We bind that pain and illness in Jesus Name…its not in heaven so it’s not to be here on earth. We curse the roots that bring it and pray for His Spirit to pour through with peace to cover all areas and bring His renewal! Thank you Lord for how You love to bring new life – we claim that for Melanie today! Today! Bless you sister. I am so thankful to learn with you.

  2. Richard L Rice says:

    I’m always mindful that the only commission that counts is the one that comes from my Commander-in-Chief. Everything else is a distraction. Even when “none go with me, still I will follow.”

    God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving. I appreciate you, your commission, and your communication!

  3. Aunt Melanie says:

    Thank you for prayer, Judi. I know God hears you. This could be the best Thanksgiving Day of my life. Keep walking in wisdom….

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