2 Corinthians 12:12 When I was with you, I certainly gave you proof that I am an apostle. For I patiently did many signs and wonders and miracles among you.
God is looking for one after His heart. What we do might not be congruent to our belief. We can be busy with church activities but not be present in the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 NLT
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
The people God chose in the past would not have qualified if it was our decision. Great man in the Bible that we look up to, committed mistakes that seems difficult to forgive yet God saw it fit to use them mightily. Sometimes there are people who discuss man and woman of God, qualifies those they think are doing the right thing and glorify them. There are those who because we don't agree with their style of preaching are discredited. Romans 8:30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
Acts 17:26 From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.
There are good things that we do but are they godly? David thought building a temple for God was a good thing but God already chose who will build it and He reminded David who made him. Sometimes we try so hard to be perfect while God is working in us to perfect us and this makes Christianity hard because we use a lot of effort. 2 Samuel 7:8-9 “Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before your eyes. Now I will make your name as famous as anyone who has ever lived on the earth!
Be depended on God for your decisions, make him your reliable source. All of us, are able to hear God, we just choose what we want to hear because what He says sometimes is not appealing to us.
Proverbs 20:24 The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
Every man or woman of God has his own people that God want to reach through him or her. You can only compete if you don’t know your calling. If you know your calling and your gift, you don’t worry what the other church is doing. 1 Timothy 2:7 And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating-just telling the truth.
God expect pastors to lead and be responsible with those under their care. The church is so divided because pastors use their leadership positions to speak ill about other pastors. People are thirsty for the Word and need to be fed as directed by the Father.
Jeremiah 23:1 “What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people-the shepherds of my sheep-for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,” says the LORD.
You can be a pastor and engage in wrong things. God can still allow you to do the work because He is more concerned about the flock. Know that your time will come, when God will deal with you. Moses disobeyed God’s instructions but God allowed him to continue leading His people but did not allow him to enter the land of Canaan. Numbers 27:14 For in the Wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My command to hallow Me at the waters before their eyes.” (These are the waters of Meribah, at Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.)
As a man or woman of God, God calls you alone for a purpose He want to accomplish. Acts 22:9-10 “And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me. So I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.’
While you serve under another person’s ministry, you are still under their authority but once you are released, God becomes the head. 1 Samuel 3:17-18 “What did the LORD say to you? Tell me everything. And may God strike you and even kill you if you hide anything from me!” So Samuel told Eli everything; he didn’t hold anything back. “It is the LORD’s will,” Eli replied. “Let him do what he thinks best.”
It’s important to have a mentor as a guide but they are not there to direct the ship. You have a mentor so you can draw from their experience to avoid mistakes they made but they must not control your ministry
There must be boundaries in the ministry to create order. God gave an instruction to Moses and even when He came down from the mountain, He was to speak to Moses, the people were just witnesses in the conversation. Exodus 19:12 Mark off a boundary all around the mountain. Warn the people, ‘Be careful! Do not go up on the mountain or even touch its boundaries. Anyone who touches the mountain will certainly be put to death.
Acts 6:6-7 These seven were presented to the apostles, who prayed for them as they laid their hands on them. So God’s message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too. In 2012 I received a prophecy about the work that God has planned for me. 2013, I started my bible school training which ended in 2015. Last week the 25th of February, I was formally ordained to serve.
God is busy with the work He started long before I knew. Like Moses, I said Lord I’m not worthy of thy call but He saw it fit. Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
Glory be to God.
Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” When you are called, know that you have just declared war against the devil’s kingdom. You cannot afford to leave life the way you used to. You must increase your prayer life. When a man’s space is threatened, he finds ways to stop his enemies before they get to him.
Jeremiah 1:19 They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the LORD, have spoken!” The devil will come with all he has to fight the calling even if it means attacking those around you. He will attack those around you so that your focus is on them. God cannot call you and not protect you, it’s only you who can move yourself from Him.
The anointing does not only attract good things even challenges becomes more. When something good is about to be birthed, Satan is aware and will to stop it.