Sep
19
2011

Are you anointed for the workplace?

The holiday season is over and I took a well-deserved break,
so unfortunately, I was not able to post as much as I would have liked to. They
should become a bit more frequent now.

Oh! By the way, if you have never been to the wonderful
Island of Crete, off the Greece mainland, it is thoroughly recommended.

For the past few weeks, there has been a thought at the back
of my mind. It’s one of those thoughts that wouldn’t go away and has also
informed the directions of my prayers. The thought centres on the anointing.

Many of us are very familiar with this word. Many times in
church, we sing about the anointing and invariably end up asking the Holy
Spirit to anoint us. However, the thought that I want to share with you in this
post is quite simple. The anointing does not come in isolation. It is given for
a purpose.

The anointing simply means a supernatural endowment from God
to fulfil a particular task. It is God’s supernatural empowerment or enabling.
From the Old Testament, we are familiar with the Priest, Prophets and Kings
being anointed before they could function in their posts.

The same principle is illustrated in the New Testament.
Perhaps the one that stands out the most is Acts 10:38 where it is recorded that
Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and He went about doing good and
healing people.

In fact in Luke 4:18-19, Jesus talks about the Spirit of the
Lord being upon Him as He was anointed to….and He goes on to list why the
anointing was necessary. The anointing was present to …..

  • Preach the gospel to the  poor
  • Heal and restore people
  • Proclaim freedom to the
    captives
  • Open blind eyes
  • Set people free

So fast forward to our present world. There can be no doubt
that we need the anointing. Remember, the key is – What do we need it for?  As Christians in the marketplace, we need the
anointing to stand out. The anointing can be given to us to live Christ-led
lives and function as kings in the marketplace, whether we are in business or
working as an employee. To excel in these arenas, we need the anointing as it
portrays our reliance on God. It is the anointing that will set us apart from
other people.

To get the anointing, we simply need to ask for it. Prayer
or in this case asking is a basic principle that ensures our lifeline with God.
To succeed in whatever God has put in your hand, you need to have the anointing
of God for it to be successful and stress-free.

So whether these truths are new to you or whether you have
heard it before but have not asked for the anointing for a while, why not join
me in going before God and asking for His supernatural empowerment to succeed
in the marketplace.

I believe that He will give us what we request as long as
our motives are right i.e.  to build His
Kingdom.

Today’s post is short but I trust a blessing to you, so
until I appear again in your inbox, stay anointed

 

Ola

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About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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