We have all been put here for a reason, a task and a purpose. A higher calling than, work pay bills and die. Weather you wish to accept that is up to you.
One of my favorite story’s describes this in detail.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He[a] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
I can imagine Johns face when he saw the messiah, the son of GOD strolling on up to him in the Jordan river. saying hey bud wanna baptize me real quick. “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” is what John says but that wasn’t Jesus task, his was something far greater but it still fell on John to baptize Jesus because that was Johns task.
His purpose was to pave the way for Jesus.
1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’”[a]
4 Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him 6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
He did this by reminding the people of another mans task, Isaiah, and how he Prophesied Jesus arrival. But Johns purpose still wasn’t only to pave the way, and baptize Jesus. It was to glorify GOD, by accepting these tasks to the fullest degree. He later then became a martyr because of these things but he still fulfilled his duty as a child of GOD.
Jesus, his task was much greater
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.[b] 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
And Just as John was saying he knew Jesus task which was why he was saying, “Those are some shoes I just cannot fill.” John knew only the son of GOD could manage that task.
4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father,“which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[a]in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
In that moment Jesus gave us one of our tasks, to spread the good news of salvation to the ends of the earth. This is one of the things we have all been called to do (I will go more into what we have been called to do individually in a later post don’t worry)
Even though we all have these higher callings, some days that is easier to understand the others, we can all get discouraged from time to time. But don’t fret even these guys tried to pass off the mantle that they had been assigned.
42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
But in those moments all we have to do is ask that his will be done in our lives.
So maybe you just had a rough day maybe you are running from your mantle, your task, maybe your task is growing harder I just pray that the will of the father be done in our lives in our homes and in our relationships, that he may cloth us in the fire of his holy spirit, that we become the change our nation needs that everywhere our feet may step we usher forth the good news of revival and that all glory honor and praise go to the father.