Veni, Viti, Velcro – I came, I saw, I stuck around

by | Sep 14, 2017 | Church Planting

The Roman army was at its peak in Jesus’ generation. During this timeframe were able to rule enormous parts of the world. Roman soldiers are along the lines of Marines, but all are lifers.

One way generals kept the morale and focus on the same page was to develop little sayings that summarized what they were all about. This is one they often used. It should read, “I came. I saw. I conquered.” The second version is just as important. Part of success is often just staying put in a geography. A verse from the Old Testament I particularly like is a reference to “The land of your anointing.” Sometimes that actual location

The results of being in that land are generally marked by:

– personal fulfillment

– the favor of God is clearly upon you

– strong love for your community

– supply happening – both physical things and co-laborers

Looking back at what happened with the Vineyard church Janie and I started, it is clear there was a revival happening. Are you in the land of your anointing? Maybe that land is the unique in life focus God has given you, whether gifts that are clearly ministry or mostly in the business world.

you based on what you know to be true. If you work at McDonald’s and have the aspiration to become the manager of that location, but your regional person tells you there is no way that will ever happen – in that setting it’s wise to bail. You are probably wasting time that you could be investing in something else.

Find the anointed part God has in front of you.

Commit to that place or ministry

God will do the work as we faithfully continue to show up

Resist the temptation to bail on something that doesn’t seem to be “Blessed” right now. Wisdom is that you move on once you can see there is literally no way to move forward toward

 

 

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