Debbonnaire Kovacs, Jan. 14, 2015    

A new format for your job description and mission, taken from Isaiah 49:2-7

The LORD called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother’s womb he named me (insert name).
He made my (insert skill or gift) like a (insert image or simile),
in the shadow of his hand he hid me;
he made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me away.
And he said to me, “You are my servant,
(insert name), in whom I will be glorified.”
But I said, “I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; (insert description of times you’ve been discouraged)
yet surely my cause is with the LORD,
and my reward with my God.” (Insert Hallelujah, and say it like you mean it! (sic))
And now the LORD says,
who formed me in the womb to be his servant,
to (insert what you were formed to do),
for I am honored in the sight of the LORD,
and my God has become my strength–
he says,
“It is too light a thing that you should (insert early responsibilities);
I will give you (to do what? Pray and ask!),
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
Thus says the LORD,
the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One,
to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations,
the slave of rulers, (this is Jesus, not you, but you can relate in the ways you have been put down or discouraged)
“Kings shall see and stand up,
princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, (not to you, to God, but perhaps in part because of your faithfulness to your charge)
because of the LORD, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you
.” (Emphasis added.)

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