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Levite’s Pulpit: The Errand Boy

No matter how gifted or anointed or charismatic you are God can never commit any major assignment in your hands if you’ve not been literally running some errands for people operating in their own assignments already.

The problem with this generation basically is rebellion clothed in disloyalty and crowned by pride, and that’s why there’s a generational gap when it comes to inventions, innovations, revolution, and even revival.

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Welcome to Levite’s Pulpit. It’s a privilege to communicate the mind of God to us.

For quite a number of weeks now especially since the year started, we’ve been considering the theme ‘taste and see’ and by the grace of God, we’re rounding up that series with this article. Interestingly, the reason many people will never see a dimension they’ve tasted is what we want to discuss here because the hindrances to your next phase are usually ‘insignificant’ things.

We read of Paul and Barnabas in our anchor scripture who were sent forth by the leading of the holy spirit to start carrying out the assignment that God has sent them to do and without any doubts, these guys were very effective in carrying out their God-given assignment.

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” (Act 13:2 KJV)

But there’s something that caught my attention here. This very chapter (thirteen) is not the chapter where Paul was actually called, he was called in chapter nine(9) because Paul’s conversion into Christianity had an undertone of his call into the ministry (Acts 9:15) and if the book of Acts was written sequentially, it means he has been with other Apostles…doing what?

Of course you will agree with me that whatsoever Paul has been doing since he was called was not exactly the assignment that God has sent him to do.

In Acts 11:27-30, after the apostles were scattered abroad and there was an economic recession as predicted by Prophet Agabus, so when relief was to be sent to the elders in Jerusalem they had to look for people that can go on that errand, it’s Paul and Barnabas.

And when the Bible would describe that act it rendered it as ‘fulfilling their ministry’ (Act 12:25). Are you serious? So you mean carrying money and other items from Damascus to Jerusalem is ‘ministry?’ With all the anointing ? With all the charisma? Oh yes that’s ministry!

The problem with this generation basically is rebellion clothed in disloyalty and crowned by pride, and that’s why there’s a generational gap when it comes to inventions, innovations, revolution, and even revival.

No matter how gifted or anointed or charismatic you are God can never commit any major assignment in your hands if you’ve not been literally running some errands for people operating in their own assignments already. If you notice that chapter 12 ended with Paul and Barnabas fulfilling their ‘errand ministry’ and chapter 13 started with launching the same into their Apostolic ministry.

Check it very well, this principle as ridiculous as it may sound is what makes giant in ministry, in business, in politics, etc. And it has nothing to do with whether you’re a Christian or not. Run some errands, be faithful, and in the process, discover your own assignment! Do have a blessed week ahead.

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