I continually seem to be receiving invitations from the Holy Spirit to step out in different ways (ministry opportunities). These invitations are solely coming from the Spirit, not from people on this earth. I find myself following a unique and different path. It’s my own walk with God. From the wellspring of relationship, I have found the deep connection with the Father that leads to His leading….for lack of a better word.
Here are a few things that I’ve learned about following His voice and saying “Yes” to the promptings of Holy Spirit.
First, just say “yes”. Don’t take a minute to think about it or try to figure out the how’s. When you feel the Holy Spirit wash over you in an undeniable way, and you suddenly feel the fullness of a directive from God, just agree, He will work it all out for you as you go. The “yes” is your job, the working it out is His. Whenever I surrender to this process, I find Him working in truly mysterious ways that I could never comprehend. We see with earthly eyes and limited understanding. He sees from eternity.
Second, partner with His word, don’t direct it. When God says He wants to do something in or through me, then I simply say “yes” and continue to walk out life still listening, but not trying to contrive the outcome on my own. I simply remain aware that He is working, and I will know when it happens. Too often, in my past, I’d hear God say He wanted to do something, and I would suddenly feel consumed with the task of getting it done. It led me to make many mistakes and to actually stop partnering with God’s timing because I would try to push the agenda through, or I would become a grumbling complainer and throw a pity party, wondering why His plan was taking so long. How this must grieve the Father. He had tried to share a secret with me, and I had taken it over and become ungrateful, I believe we’ve all fallen prey to this downfall. It grieves my heart so much. Now I see this mistake for the foolishness that it is.
Third, never let a directive from God supersede your relationship with Him. Don’t become more focused on what He said He will do, than you are on praising and worshiping Him. He is more important than any word He’s ever spoken. Remaining in a constant state of patient reverence keeps my heart in check. It stops me from glorifying myself and what He’s done in and through me and keeps me focused on my first Love. He is everything.
Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will give you some things to consider and will serve as a way to begin a conversation with the Father.
Prayer Moment: God, forgive me for anytime that I have taken Your word and handled it improperly. Continue teaching me how to steward Your word. I love you, Abba. You are more important to me than anything else. Keep my eyes focused on Yours so that I will remain in partnership and relationship with You always and in all circumstances. I am Yours, both now and forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. Psalm 147:5-6
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget My words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore, get wisdom. Though it cost all your have get understanding. Proverbs 4:5-7