DAY FOUR: GUARDING AGAINST PRIDE
- There are as many ministries/callings (assignments) as there are believers,
and all work together to accomplish God’s will and bring glory to Him.
- Whatever your assignment, God has equipped you to carry out your calling and
ministry, and it is He who will bring about the results that He desires.
- As a part of the team that is the body of Christ, you have certain
responsibilities; to carry out your assignment and to encourage the other
members of your team.
- If Christ is at the heart of each assignment, working through each believer,
then no assignment is any more/less important or essential than any other.
As you begin to discover your assignment, remember the attitude of ministry
Jesus modeled. It is fine to be excited about your assignment. In fact, God
wants you to be passionate about it. Paul felt that way about his assignment.
God designed your assignment just for you and you for your assignment.
It’s only natural you would feel excited and confident in your assignment,
but you must guard against the tendency to allow your confidence and enthusiasm
to grow into pride and arrogance.
Be careful to always carry out ministry with the goal of pointing the lost
toward Christ and bringing glory to God.
Take a few moments and write your thoughts, concerns, and questions in your
journal. Allow the following thought suggestions to guide you.
Are arrogance and pride things that you tend to struggle with? Explain and/or
Does it help you to realize there are others who feel as passionate about the
way that God has designed them as you do about the way that God has designed
How can you guard against arrogance and pride in your assignment?
What is God teaching you about your assignment?