Tough assignments


Jeremiah 29:7 (NKJV) And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.

All assignments are not equal.

You may find yourself with a tough assignment today.  You may work with people or for people who are difficult, do not share your values, and who do not have your best interest at heart.

You may not like what you’re doing; matter of fact, you may despise what you’re doing.

Way back when, when you first started out, what you’re doing now might have been the last thing you would have imagined you’d be doing.

I get that—I’ve been there; everyone has.

But one thing is certain, while you’re there the best way to stamp your ticket out of there and toward a better assignment is by fulfilling your current assignment with excellence.

Here’s the game plan: Do your very best whether you want to be there or not.  Make excellence your standard (who says you have to enjoy something to be good at it—ever cleaned a toilet?), execute faithfully, outwardly keep a good attitude, give more than is required, lead the way…well you get the picture; do all the things you’d be doing if you loved your assignment.

Do this faithfully, long enough, and you will punch your ticket for getting out of there and to something better.

  • The ONE THING for today: Your path to your dream assignment will almost certainly go through several tough assignments; how you handle those tough assignments will determine how far and how fast you make it to those assignments you dream of.


1 Peter 5:10-11 (NKJV)

10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.


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