Several years ago, during a prayer meeting, a friend passed a word on to me from the Lord. The Lord showed him a well worn book with several bookmarks in it. He said, “Mark is called to be a bookmark for my people. He’s a reference they will use to connect with Me time and time again.”
At first I wasn’t sure what to think of what I had been told. I believe we all have an idea of what our job is suppose to be as we serve the Lord, my notion was not what my friend had passed on to me. That being said, I have watched the Lord use me as a ‘reference’ for His people over and over. A friend or acquaintance I haven’t spoke with will call or write asking a specific question about how to handle a circumstance they are involved with. They contact me because they are looking for a ‘what would Jesus do’ answer. I now embrace my role as a ‘reference’ for His people and consider it a great honor.
We can become so singularly minded as humans. This is only a portion of the mission the Lord has for me. He uses me in other ways to include speaking at churches and chapel services and as a beacon of hope in the business world.
Embrace where the Lord has you today, understand He has called you to the place you find yourself and that He has a very important mission for you. If you don’t understand why He has you in this place, then it’s time to pray, wait, listen and then step out in faith.
by Os Hillman
“Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
“You are called to free workplace believers from the Esau life.” Those were the words spoken to me years ago by someone God sent into my life. I had been in the midst of trying to understand some catastrophic events that shook my world. Years later, I was able to see that God gave this person supernatural insight that revealed God’s calling on my life.
God still uses His prophets today to reveal His plans in the lives of His people. I have seen this Scripture proved over and over in the lives of people. It is as though God sends out His “scouts” to inform His servants what is ahead for them. Sometimes He does this because He knows the event will require such changes in that person’s life and so He wants to assure them of His love. I have experienced the Lord using me in this way in the life of other individuals. God did this in the life of Moses. He came to Moses at the burning bush to reveal His purposes for the people of Israel and His call on Moses to free them.
Has God placed individuals in your life to speak His plans for you? Are your eyes and ears spiritually sensitive so that you will know who are messengers of God? Elisha had a servant who could not see or hear with spiritual eyes and ears until Elisha prayed they would be opened. Then the servant could see the great army of God protecting them (see 2 Kings 6:17). Pray that you might see and hear with the Spirit. He may desire to reveal His purposes and plans through another individual.