MAKE YOUR ASSIGNMENT PERSONAL.
When God gives you an assignment in His Kingdom He expects you to own it and run it like it’s your own kingdom. Therefore, what shows up in your kingdom – you take it very personally.
You see if it’s His Kingdom then you very well might say that “I’m trying hard.” But if it’s YOUR kingdom to be administered for Him by you then everything including the parables that Jesus taught about ownership and stewardship apply.
When He gave talents to servants or gave “this” to that one or “that” to this one when He returned home – He checked in on what they did with what He entrusted to them.
Matthew 25:14-30 (paraphrased): Like a man going on a journey, who entrusted his property to his servants. One got five talents, another two talents and another one talent, each according to his ability; then went on his journey. After a long time the master returned and settled the accounts with them. First servant said, you entrusted me with five talents; I have gained five more. His master replied, well done, good and faithful servant! Come and share your master’s happiness! The next servant said, you entrusted me with two talents; I have gained two more. His master replied, well done, good and faithful servant! Come and share your master’s happiness! Then the last one said, I knew that you are a hard man, so I was afraid and hid your talent in the ground and here is what belongs to you. His master replied, you wicked and lazy servant! You should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so I would have received interest. Take that talent and give it to my first servant for he will have abundance and throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness.
These three servants were given resources of their master to administer or administrate. They should have taken it very personal.
What if YOUR DESTINY is connected to: what FRUIT are you called to manifest, what TERRITORY are you called to take, or what FOOTPRINT are you called to leave on planet earth…
that YOU are anointed, assigned and created to fulfill?
If you were to take ownership of it, you would put up with a lot less garbage from the devil in that territory. When it’s not yours anything can be going on in that “region” – but when it’s yours it personalizes it for you.
So, when David is looking over a few sheep in a field he takes ownership of the flock as though they were his, as though it was his own business. The sheep were actually his father’s sheep but he tended to them as though they were his.
Because of his personal regard, when a lion or a bear came he didn't say “sorry dad a lion came and killed one of your sheep”. No, instead his response was: “hey, that’s mine, that’s my sheep; touch it and you're dead!” Something goes off in his head; he’s now not thinking normal; he’s not thinking fear nor the size of the opponent, he’s thinking stewardship and ownership of a sphere assigned to him and he takes it much more serious. He takes you running off with one of his sheep very personally.
So … what do YOU think? Any examples in your life that come to mind?