|Posted by lestom27 on October 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM|
Are you willing to take a risk? Through my years of ministry - one thing that keeps coming back to my spirit is - great risks can bring great blessings...whether for the one you are ministering too, or for yourself...as I was writing this - I had this thought..
R = Resist
I = Insecurities
S = Seek
K = Kingdom (the)
As we stand up and resist our insecurities, fears, doubts and the lies of the enemy - seeking, praying worshiping and being open to having the power of Heaven flow through us - that allows the Kingdom of God to be seen, felt and heard!
Whether you have been moving in the prophetic for a week or 20 years - the cost is the same. Are we willing to risk our reputation to share the heart of the Father?
A few months ago - I was at a meeting and prophesied over a lady - the Lord revealed a few things, so I released what I felt the Lord was saying and continued to minister to others. This weekend i was back at the Church doing a Question and Answer session. A lady spoke up and said that the last time i was here - I spoke into her life - and most of it was right on but there was one word that she didn't understand or couldn't see how it would fit into her life...
I gently tried to explain to her, that many prophetic words are speaking about the potential the Lord has for them, and usually it is about something that could take place in their near future...As I was explaining this, I could sense that she still didnt grasp it completely. Later that night, we broke up into groups to exercise our gifting with one another...
From across the room, I heard, "hey, what does an owl mean" I responded - it could be a sign of the prophetic - its about seeing...As I turned around to see who it was for...it was for the lady that had questions about the word I gave her...the word over her was - "you will grow in the prophetic and have an increase in visions!"
Point of the story - I took a risk prophesying over this lady - months later another person took a risk and (to me) confirmed the word.
Resist your insecurities, seek the Kingdom (R.I.S.K.)
In closing, as i was sharing with this lady - i told her, I could have missed what the Lord was saying to her...part of taking a risk is, we can miss interpolate what the Lord is trying to say...If we wait till the time where we think we have it all in line to go out and minister, that time of ministry will never happen...we grow and learn as we walk out in the leading of the His spirit - its an adventure!
Les Tomlinson, Jr.