Our assignments come from the Almighty. He can set us apart for the work that He alone calls us to do in His name and for His sake. He can single us out and call us out “for the special work” that He has for us to do (v. 2, New Living Translation). Even when there are other teachers, preachers, evangelists and prophets in the vicinity, He can still call for us to be separated from everyone else.
Such a calling is a heavy responsibility. It requires us to act on it once we have accepted it.
Look at Paul and Barnabas. Look at the work that they did immediately folowing being set apart for this assignment of “special work.” They took action with their assignment. They had all of the confirmation that they needed to go. They had gone through all of the preparations that you could imagine necessary, not possible. Fasting, praying and the laying on of hands were all part of what took place prior to sending them out.
Imagine what you would do if and when the Lord calls you out. Try to picture your response to the Lord picking you out for “special work.” Go on and respond with some action.