When I first felt the call of God, I ran out and tried to make every vision, every idea, every word given a reality in my life. I was so excited for what God had called me to do. I wanted it all to happen in a matter of days or weeks. Since the visions were so clear and the final result so certain, I knew that if I could just put a little push behind it everything thing would happen according to my plan. At first I thought I had all the energy I needed to accomplish the tasks. I didn’t consider failure, I just put my hands to work and looked for the increase.
God had called me to start a church. He had showed me great crowds filled with excitement. He told me the place I was to start, was a warehouse. I went out and rented the space, quit my job, rehabbed the space with my saving, started having services with the anticipation of people piling through the door. After all, that is what God showed me.
About a year and a half into the starting of the church; We had not added one member, I had exhausted all of my savings, and I could not pay my personal bills. I found myself laying out before God daily asking him why he had told me to start the church?
About this time a pastor that I had just met, heard my heartfelt story of great vision that had fallen into disappointment and despair. He offered me a space to use at no cost. I prayed to God about it and moved my family and church to this space. From here my church began to grow and prosper.
The lesson that I learned from this experience is that because we have an assignment, it doesn’t mean we are to carry the whole load. It also doesn’t mean that we can make it happen any sooner than God has ordained. The bible says in 1st Thessalonians, “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
God doesn’t give you an assignment in life and leave you to your own devices, but rather he just wants you to be faithful in what is given and he will all add the rest to the equation. In 1 Peter 5:7 it says we should cast all of our cares on him, even our concerns for the assignments he gives us. When we cast the worry and doubt for the assignment on him it becomes like a partnership for purpose. God does his part and you do yours.
If you partner with God in your assignment, I guarantee it will prosper and the weight will be light.