Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” I am counting on this because the more I think, the more afraid I am and don’t we all need some understanding?
Have you ever met one of those people who seem to have a multitude of talents? People who seem to take up anything with seeming ease and when they present whatever they’ve worked on, it’s pretty amazing? I am one of those people.
Now don’t hear me wrong, I’m not bragging. After all, I didn’t give myself a single talent or ability. Even the strength to accomplish what I have accomplished comes from God and God alone. Each desire that has produced something great also came from Him. He’s brilliant, giving us the desires of our hearts (placing them in us) and then, giving us the desires of our hearts (fulfilling them)Psalm 29:11 & 37:4. I’m actually quite humbled and amazed too. I also think He’s got jokes. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:27,“ But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty”, Here I am, Lord! LOL! There is a saying that goes, “Big things come in small packages.” At 4′ 10″, I’d say I embody that statement quite well.
Before I was aware of my prophetic gifting, I knew I was given a lot, and, as Luke 12:48 starts out, “to whom much is given…” Now, I admit I’m a little afraid when I think about it all.
How on earth am I supposed to live up to all that I’ve been called to do? The dreams and visions He gives me speaks to evidence of even more gifts that I have yet to discover.
One word that was prophesied to me, I quickly dismissed. I heard it, but let’s just say I wanted to leave that word alone. I just went on my merry way until a whole other person prophesied the exact same word to me. Then, it happened again. The first thing that came to mind was 2 Corinthians 13:1, ““In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” Scary stuff. I don’t want to mess anything up. It’s overwhelming to think God believes He could trust me with so much.
I recognize some of this as being from the enemy. I truly believe one of the enemies greatest weapons is distraction. If I can be distracted long enough, other things can seep in, like doubt, debilitating fear, pride and more. Thankfully, God gives us nothing without the provisions needed to accomplish it too. He doesn’t just bark out orders and shove us out of His presence to “get ‘er done!”. Nope, we have a good God, who is merciful, loves us immensely, and provides every single aspect of what we need to do great and mighty things in this world. All we have to do is stay with Him. Trust Him. Commune with Him. The thing is, once you’ve truly tasted of His presence, you never want to leave. You crave Him as you crave water and food. It’s amazing.
So, if I hear that word and others a million more times, I’m settled on being ok with it. My answer to it all is that I won’t over think it. I will just focus on the One who can help me accomplish all He put me here to accomplish. With Him leading and helping me along the way, it’ll be great.