‘What does my Lord say to His servant?’ Joshua 5:14 NKJV
In the Book of Revelation, God emphasised different things to each of the seven churches He spoke to. That’s because each had a different assignment and faced different challenges. It’s easy to think that what worked for other people will work for us, but don’t assume that what God has told them is right for you. You need to hear from Him for yourself.
You may adopt certain guidelines, but you must get your plan from God. That’s why it’s sometimes hard for God to get through to leaders. When He speaks to them personally, they have a tendency to think God is telling them just so they can show others! This quickly leads to another potential problem: trying to get ‘a word’ for others because they happen to be a bother. Let God straighten them out and get back to where you belong!
Paul wrote, ‘We will boast only about what has happened within the boundaries of the work God has given us.’ (2 Corinthians 10:13 NLT) Your authority and anointing depend on being where God wants you to be, and doing what He wants you to do. When you’re driven by ego, or by other people’s expectations, or a plan God gave to someone else, you’re setting yourself up to fail.
You must hear from God for yourself. If you’re assigned—you’re confined! You can’t go where you like and do as you please, and then ask God to crown your efforts with success. If you’re in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing, don’t let pride keep you there.
Pray, ‘What does my Lord say to His servant?’ Then, do it!
SoulFood: Num 19–21, Matt 8:18–34, Ps 44:9–16, Pro 11:10–11
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023