The greatest reassignment that ever took place – Jesus the Christ. The King of Kings, The Lord of Lords was reassigned to becoming a man. Jesus took on the reassignment willingly and went on to experience humanity. In His reassignment as a man, Christ was born as a baby in a lowly stable. He did not live a life of wealth, and was given an “ordinary” family. Jesus experienced trials and tribulations and great suffering. There was little glory in His life on earth.
In order to become our Savior, this reassignment was necessary. He had to become a man in order to save mankind. Jesus had to take on the sins of the world. The reassignment became complete with His death on the cross and His resurrection. Upon the resurrection of Jesus, He was restored to glory and is now seated at the right hand of God.
Reassignment – we think how horrible! But reassignment can take you back to the basics. It can take you back to where the action is – where the impact is greatest. Reassignment can bring you renewed understanding and help you to see things through the eyes of those who are in the midst of “battle.”
Often we see reassignment as being demoted. Maybe we should turn that around and see it as being promoted. Maybe we can view it as an opportunity to stand beside others and experience their trials and tribulations. It can become opportunity to make a difference as you stand with and work with the “laborers.” Great leaders understand the importance of putting themselves in the shoes of those they lead. In doing so, and though it might not be easy, – the end result is an opportunity to change things for the good and to restore oneself.
Never underestimate the value of reassignment.