Your Assignment Is Not Your Decision, But Your Discovery – MIKE MURDOCK

God has specifically prepared events and situations for those who love Him. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). You will only discern or discover those things, events, and your Assignment by the Holy Spirit.

“But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10).


You must have the mind of Christ to discern your Assignment. “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that He may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16).


Your gifts and skills were given to you by the Holy Spirit. “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will” (1 Corinthians 12:4, 11).


Your gifts and skills are different from others around you. “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith” (Romans 12:6). Your gifts are from the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, Who walks beside you. “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?” (Hebrews 2:4).


You are sent by God into this generation. “…for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak” (Jeremiah 1:7).


Your agenda has been predestined in the mind of God. “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant” (Jeremiah 1:10).


God has a plan. God has a plan for your life. His plan for your life will require your obedience. “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it” (Isaiah 1:19, 20).


His plan for your life will require a personal decision on your part to cooperate. “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth” (Deuteronomy 28:1). His plan guarantees His blessing when completed. “And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shall thou be in the city, and blessed shall thou be in the field” (Deuteronomy 28:2, 3).


His plan gives life to you, while other plans will bring death. “I call Heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy Seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).


God decides what He desires for you to do.

You decide your obedience.


Predestination is the intention of God, not the decision of God. 


“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). So we know that God does not want anyone to perish. Yet, they do. Daily. Millions have perished without Christ. So, even though you were predestined (intended by God) to be saved, it remains your decision to cooperate with Him and accept Him.


“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate” (Matthew 23:37, 38).


Think for a moment. Did the automobile instruct Henry Ford and declare to him what it had decided to be? Of course not. Mr. Ford named it. Did the airplane inform the Wright brothers that it was going to fly and be called an airplane? Of course not. Orville and Wilbur Wright declared it so.

The Creator decides.

The creation discovers.


The Creator decides what He has intended for you to become.

The creation merely decides the degree of obedience and cooperation to make it so.


Products do not decide.

Manufacturers decide.


You are the product of God. He is the only One who can reveal the Assignment He decided for you at your birth.