Temporary Assignments: Wisdom For Reinventing Your Life & Pursuing Your Purpose Kindle Edition
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- File size : 1255 KB
- Publication date : November 11, 2016
- Print length : 188 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01MRIWFCY
- Lending : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1539946991
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,584 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Overall, I liked the book. The author's primary focus is on encouraging you on your journey through life.
A consistent theme throughout the book is that pretty much everything in your life is temporary. And, based on how you treat those "temporary assignments," you can either move up into bigger and better things, or be worse off for them.
He says, "To be clear, there is one purpose for your life, but multiple assignments for your life. Each assignment helps you to ultimately fulfill that ever-evolving purpose." I found this a helpful reminder that I need to get what I can out of my current temporary situation to help prepare me for the next one.
He also pointed out that "A huge portion of learning to walk with God is learning to give up control." In of ourselves, we are not equipped to run our own lives. We need to be willing to hand over the "keys" and trust.
"You have to park the car, get out, and get in the passenger seat and simply trust God to drive. You have to trust that His driving skills are equipped to handle all of the construction zones, the detours, the on and off ramps, the moments where he'll have to break suddenly, and everything in between. We have to resolve that He can handle it."
And in chapter 6 the author reminds us that, "every relationship either adds value or subtracts value from our lives." This was a reminder to me to check who I spend most of of time around. Are we adding value to each other? He says, "There are individuals who live in physical prisons now because of the individuals whom they called 'friends.'" Sobering.
The author then goes on in chapter 7 to tell us that there is a specific assignment for you and unless you ultimately pursue it, you "will probably be miserable doing anything else." I know people who fall into this very scenario.
Lastly, I like how the author stated, "God is in need of people who are able to do more than just pray and read the Bible." This is part of a larger subject where he's talking about what skills and education you have. Many churches don't value these things like they should and the author is pointing out that they are critical to fulfilling your God-given assignment.
If you're looking for a book to provide some perspective on transitioning through different phases of your life, this wouldn't be a waste of time. I found some nuggets and I suspect you will, too.