Recently the Lord told me more about His calling for my life and spoke this word above to me yesterday morning and has confirmed it twice within twenty-four hours.
We each have a calling and purpose for our lives, and I know the Lord has called me to write for Him and to minister for Him in some capacity not yet fully revealed to me but in line with how He’s gifted me naturally and spiritually – writing, prayer and intercession, teaching, some spiritual giftings, childlike faith, etc.
The Full Word of Encouragement the Lord gave me.
He said to me, “You don’t have to piggyback on anyone else’s success or make what you think are the “right” connections. You don’t have to put yourself in front of Christian influencers or depend on the arm of flesh. I will make the way for you for what I’ve called you to do. I will order your steps to the right doors and people and set it all up for you. You just have to continue to listen and obey and stay in childlike faith.”
The Two Confirmations Within Twenty-four Hours
- I was watching a well known pastor being interviewed last night who was speaking of his very early years in ministry. Way before God raised him up and gave him a worldwide platform, and he said (paraphrase) the Lord told him, “Don’t contact other pastors. Don’t write them letters. I’m going to open doors for you supernaturally.” He then went on to give some examples. One being his wife was speaking on a public phone at a public pool (it was the 90’s) and a pastor of a large church overheard her speaking with him and on the spot invited them to speak at his church. ONLY God! He gets the glory!
- Then this morning I got on FaceBook and saw this within minutes, “I am not a self-made woman. I did not hustle to get where I am nor did I grind my platform into existence. My education or lack thereof was not the shining reason for the measure of success I have enjoyed…It’s not because I envisioned it or had grit or because I am just so super amazing, because I’m not. I honestly have no idea why political campaigns have asked for my input or why I’ve been asked to strategize on pro-life projects of national significance. To my husband, I refer to myself as a houseblob from West Virginia. I don’t know why anybody talks to me. And yet, I now have a writing business and a record label, and I have little notion of how it all happened, except to say that God did it.” You can read her full post here.
Not a coincidence but providence. I pray this speaks to your spirit too.
If this encouraged you, please comment and let me know how I can pray for you and if others see it, I pray they lift you up in prayer too.
God can be trusted to take you to where He’s called you. Be totally open and surrendered to Him. Listen to His still small voice. Seek Him daily. Stay in childlike faith. He loves you more than anyone and will make your dreams come true, and He will do it in the best way because only He can see the hearts and the intentions of the hearts of those around you. You are safest on His path for your life.
Lord, I want You to get ALL the glory in my life. I’m surrendered to You and am excited to see how You work in my life to bring the good plans You have for me to pass. In Jesus’ name, amen.