DAY 18: Carry Your Cross

If you look hard enough, you will find that there are clues to your assignment everywhere. Finding your assignment in the kingdom is critical. You are treasured. In God’s eyes, you are treasured and valued. He knew you before you were in your mother’s womb and He has a purpose for your life or you wouldn’t be here.

The first step in finding your assignment is understanding God can talk to you. You need to know that God is still speaking today, and He is still calling people to be a part of His kingdom purpose. He speaks through church services, through preachers, He will speak through circumstances, and through other people. And He always speaks through His Word. You’ve got to learn to listen and hear God’s voice. That’s how He puts dreams in you! He will speak to you.

Read Jeremiah chapter 1 again and 2 Timothy 2:15. Note the parts that are most meaningful for you.


Rate your confidence level in knowing your calling in Christ on a scale between 1 and 10, with 10 being “I know exactly what I am supposed to do” and 1 being “I have never thought about having a calling.”

Rate your ability to hear God’s voice on a scale between 1 and 10, with 10 being “loud and clear” and 1 being “never ever.”

Based on today’s study, what can you do to move those numbers closer to a 10?


God has a plan for your life; scripture confirms that over and over. There are clues to your assignment all around you, but your ability to see those clues will depend on your ability to hear God’s voice.


Press in … He’s listening. Spend time in silence and listen for the still, small voice of the living God. He will speak if you will listen.

For Further Study: 2 Timothy chapter 2:15; Psalm chapter 119; Psalm chapter 70; Psalm 1