My Special Assignment

Here are some encouraging words from my devotion this morning by She Reads Truth.

Verse 1 of Colossians reads, “I, Paul, have been sent on special assignment by Christ as part of God’s master plan.”

Do this for yourself:

“I, Jocelyn, have been sent on a special assignment by Christ as part of God’s master plan.”

Do you believe it?

Because it’s true. Your special assignment is different than mine. It is as unique as you are, this calling to be light in the world for Christ.


YOU are a part of the MASTER PLAN. He has willed it and it is written. Psalm 139:16 says, “in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were not of them.”

Do you ever wonder how your obedience could possibly be critical to the master plan? Do you ever question how God could use you in His plan and for the glory of His kingdom?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, and how God wants to use me and my experiences to be light for His glory.

I’m a youth leader at my church and I see myself in a lot in the girls I mentor. Eager to seek God but lost in the distractions of the wrong kind of love and immature boys. It weighs on me because I wish I would’ve had a mentor to shake me hard enough to grab my attention, someone to teach me the real meaning of love, and how to correctly pursue the desire I now know is natural in who God created me to be: a helpmate, a woman far more precious than jewels created for the tender love and leadership of a man.

I feel the calling to be that mentor for other girls helplessly pursuing the very desire that is only natural in their being. It’s not wrong, but there is a right way to do it. It’s not easy, but it’s more than worth it. I’ve experienced love and joy in a marriage I couldn’t have even imagined existed. But that marriage isn’t just a wish magically come true, that marriage for you is the reward of actively pursuing the woman God wants you to be for the man God has set aside for you. 

We need to become the one before we find the one and this is my special assignment: to encourage the pursuit of healthy and godly relationships.

What is your special assignment?

Jocelyn CarlsonComment