2 Kings 10:16-17 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord. So they made him ride in his chariot. And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the Lord, which he spake to Elijah.
Let your God given assignment be your greatest passion; you will always be remembered for what you are most passionate about. Jehu turned out to be an evil King but will always be remembered for the passion with which he carried out the word of the Lord spoken in 2 Kings 9 & 10. While Jehoram was still King of Israel, Elisha sent one of the sons of the prophets to go anoint Jehu to be King. He had an assignment from the Lord to smite all the house of Ahab and Jezebel because of all the evil they did in killing the prophets and servants of God. Jehu took the assignment seriously and went immediately to carry out the word of the Lord. His first stop was to slay King Jehoram, Ahab’s son, who reigned in his stead. Thereafter, he got rid of Jezebel and the other seventy sons of Ahab and then proceeded to destroy all the relatives of Ahab and the priests of Baal. Jehu’s response to his assignment was like that of a man who was possessed. Imagine what would be accomplished if we take a similar approach to our God given assignment.
What was most admirable about Jehu’s response is that his passion for his assignment was far bigger than anything else in his life. One evidence of that is that when he got the assignment from the Lord he moved at it immediately; that was pure passion. Bear in mind that at that time he was just appointed as King. If that were some of us, we would have taken a few days to celebrate the position and let the assignment stay for a later date. However, Jehu was never so inclined because for him his passion for the assignment was more important than his position.
Another admirable trait of Jehu was his relentless focus. Given his new position there were a lot of other matters that Jehu needed to attend to.Nevertheless, the only thing that he gave his focus was the assignment that God gave him until it was completed. He made his passion his priority and it became his focus. Reignite your passion for what God called you to do.
Life Application: Make your assignment bigger than anything else by refueling your passion for what God called you to do to the extent that it becomes your top priority and central focus.
Prayer: Lord, ignite my passion for you and may I place you and your assignments for me above all else. In Jesus’ name, amen