Judges 13:3-4 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, “Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Now therefore, please be careful not to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean.
You can’t be a prophet and be found everywhere. You must be available to hear from God for his people. Protecting your spiritual gifts can create conflicts with those who have expectations of the flesh.
Maintaining means you please God or be caught up in pleasing man by disobeying on the instructions.