Just recently I came to the conclusion that I am complacent, or at least that is one of the seven steps in the book “Activating Your Prophetic Gift”. The author of the book said that when you are called by God to prophesy and you are not actively practicing that gift then you become complacent. So, I have become complacent. I know that God called me to the prophetic and I know that I do not always use that gift. It is not out of fear because I really don’t care what people think about me but, for the most part it is because the churches today have gotten away from either allowing that gift or they just don’t practice it. There are churches that believe in the prophetic but they do choose not to promote it for a lack of better words.
I have traveled all over the Philippines and everywhere I have gone God used me in a powerful way speaking into the lives of people. When I return home however it is a totally different atmosphere. Sometimes it seems like people no longer want to hear from God and follow what He wants them to do. They say I am a Christian and the only thing they do is go to church on Sunday, spend at the most two hours and then head back to be the way they were before going to church. Not that it is a bad thing that they only go to church but they spend no time in prayer for their needs or they don’t have time for those who may be able to give them the encouragement that they are searching for. Then on the other hand, part of the blame lies on those God has called to prophesy.
I don’t want to be a part of any problem and after reading the book I had to repent and look deep inside myself and decide to prophesy no matter what. I want people to be encouraged and I want people to hear from God. God is speaking constantly to us and we just don’t take the time to listen. I am the first to admit that I have asked myself why God is speaking to me and now I finally understand, I am not listening. There have been times when God has told me to say this or that to someone and I have not been obedient to do it, shame on me and Father forgive me.
One of the decisions I have recently made is that even if I have to write out what God is telling me I will do that and speak when told to do so. Another thing that I have realized is that, sometime ago I stopped writing in my journal and again I have dropped the ball. The book I read said that if you write down what your thoughts are and what is going on you will begin to realize that you are not only beginning to listen but you realize completely that God is indeed speaking to you.
So, as for me, my eyes have been opened and I will do my very best to speak the words that God has given me. Be encouraged that if you really want to know what God has for you then stop and listen and you will hear and you will know. God is constantly speaking and the words He is speaking to you will change your life forever just as it has mine. The love God has for you far surpasses anything that you can think or imagine and the things He has to say to you are blessed, anointed and just for you to help you each and every day.
God bless you.
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.