Throne Room Brothers and Sisters, I read an article by a brother in Christ on G+ recently, that made me realize (thank You Holy Spirit LOL) much of what he was writing about captured many things I have been dealing with regarding my own calling in the Lord…am I willing to do what God is calling me to do? What about you?
I remember when the Lord first began giving me visions, words, interpretations of tongues and/or prophetic words. I did not know the proper terminology at the time and honestly, even years later, I still don’t pay much attention to that unless God is telling me to label it or to help organize or bring clarity…
However, what I really care about is that it is God I am hearing from and that I communicate what He wants me to in the way He wants me to. I have learned that this is my job, or maybe you could say calling… or training…on the way to my calling…
The Lord said one time to me in prayer, “Daughter, you are like a UPS delivery person or messenger, you are my mouthpiece. Your job is to deliver the message or package I have for that person or group. You deliver it daughter. Once you deliver it, then it is on them to respond accordingly. Again, it is not on you what they do with the message. You just obey Me and then you have done your job well.”
He showed me that some people will not even get the package because it will get stolen by someone (representing the enemy). Others will get the package, but then will be too afraid to open it up. Still, others, may open it up, but not recognize the value and importance of what they have just unwrapped.
Some will open it and get excited but then quickly forget about it as they get distracted by other things in their lives. But many others will not even receive the package for themselves…they will think it is something strange that showed up at their door and won’t understand that they ordered this through prayer and they are receiving their answer in the form of this package…!
However, the Lord showed me there will also be many that will get the message loud and clear and because they are not ready or don’t want to hear it, they will get angry at the messenger as the Holy Spirit lovingly pierces their hearts. “They did it to Me, said the Lord, they will do it to you too daughter.” I said, “Lord wait, that doesn’t really encourage me LOL…”He said, “I know daughter, but it is true.”
Delivering words of the Lord, that people may not want to hear or even believe takes immense courage and faith. Teaching, training and equipping on topics that some may or may not want to hear, prayer intercession and prophetic acts that may look strange to some and even myself and yet… this is what God is calling me to do, more and more, as well as many others across the globe.
If God is calling me to do this…then simply stated: I need to do it and I make no apologies for it. He is God and I am not. And whatever God has called you to do beloved, you need to do it to without apology.
Say it with me: “God is Who I belong to, the Lord is Who came for me and died for me, no one else. I answer to the Lord. Obedience is the Lord’s love language. Who am I to dare question what He leads me to do, what HE has chosen to do, what HE PREDESTINED before the foundations of the earth to do? HE chose me, I did not choose Him, the bible is clear on this. HE chose my calling and HE chooses the gifts to give and when by HIS POWER and by HIS CHOOSING. He is GOD. I must obey HIM.”
So what about you? What do you feel God is asking you to do? Is it hard? Are you willing to do it? Sticking out your neck daily, being persecuted in various ways is one perspective and yet how can any of us complain after what the Lord did for us?
The Lord says we are blessed when others persecute us in His Name because that means His glory rests on us beloved, yes that goes even for our own brothers and sisters in Christ. If they come against you they are coming against Christ in you and vice versa. That is what the enemy wants and we need to make sure we don’t fall into that trap. We are all one Body! We don’t want to create an autoimmune disease.
How selfish and stupid of us. Lord forgive us when we do this. May we put our eyes back on the Lord Jesus with grateful hearts and honor Christ Jesus Himself and Christ in each other, realizing that this is ultimately not about us and our feelings and opinions, it is about life vs death, it is all about JESUS and what God has chosen us to do before we were even on the earth!
Each part in the body of Christ matters and each one of us will answer to the Lord. We are held accountable the portion we have been given, think of the parable of the talents. As Christians we are to die to self and live as Christ in us and through us. The bible says we are to speak the very words of God.
We all have various perceptions, maturity levels, revelations by the Holy Spirit etc. May we understand that each part of the Body of Christ is called to do, different things in different ways. Every person God has created has different DNA!
We are each doing our specific part as best as we can by His grace as God has called us to. Again, the Lord did not use this analogy of a Body superfluously. Think about it, if the only parts of your body working are a few fingers, one eye, a few tendons, a knee cap and one arm, how do you think you’d be doing? LOL.
Yet, your leg, no matter how much it may want to be a nose, cannot be! Nor can your nose help you walk! Now, does it make sense for you to get angry at your nose for not being a leg? Of course not, it was never intended to be a leg. It was not created to walk. That is not it’s job.
Similarly, how many times in the Body of Christ do we get angry at certain parts who are just doing what they have been created to do? How often do we not do the part that we have been created to do because we are worried that someone else is going to judge us or get angry with us, be jealous of us etc.? We need to stop going by other people and instead, go by God.
I pray that this post encourages you and sobers you along with me today, to rise up and walk in who God has created you to be with no more apologies. Don’t shrink back, let the Lord rise up in you and work through to the glory of His Kingdom in Jesus’ Name amen!
Does this resonate with you? Would love to hear your comments.
ALWAYS in His LOVE and GRACE, walking WITH you, your sis, Sybella Owens