I recently had an appointment too. My appointment lasts a little longer than TJ’s or Cathy’s did. It started October 1 and runs through June next year.
An appointment is an arrangement to meet someone at a set time and place. In the Bible, though, an appointment is generally an assigned position or task given by someone in authority, often God Himself. Sometimes it is for a set time.
I was just appointed as pastor of Granger Good Shepherd UMC. It is an arrangement authorized by our bishop for a specific church for a set time.
The appointment of a pastor is treated as a fairly important event in a church. (I even got a business card to verify I was a pastor.) Granger Good Shepherd is a great church and I was welcomed warmly.
But if you are a disciple of Jesus, you have an appointment every bit as important as a pastor. The Bible says some are appointed pastors, but others appointed helpers or teachers or healers or apostles or administrators or government authorities or prophets. Parents have important God-given appointments.
I encourage you to be open to God’s appointments for your life. I agree with Paul that you were given gifts by God and a sphere of influence. Celebrate your appointment!
As much as I recommend a regular meeting place and time with God, always remember that He’s the One who will never require an appointment. He’s available any time, any place.