Matthew 26:36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter. 41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." 42 He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done." 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. 45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
Every assignment we receive from the Lord is not always going to be pleasant. Some assignments are painful and will cost us our lives. We approach those assignments with much prayer and a commitment to do our Father's will no matter how painful it may be. We follow Jesus's example given us in Matthew 26:36-46.
We do our God-given assignments knowing we may be overwhelmed with sorrow doing them. We do our God-given assignments knowing our flesh (sin nature) will tempt us not to do God's will. We do our God-given assignments being alert for anything that would keep us from completing God's will. We do our God-given assignments asking the Lord to help us complete it. We do our God-given assignments knowing they will bring life to people and glorify God at the same time (John 17:4; 1 Peter 3:18).
Some God-given assignments: being a godly father, mother, missionary, employee, neighbor, employer, friend, pastor, teacher, mechanic, citizen, and the list goes on.