A Proven Gift

giftThis is for those who are of the prophetic order. Don’t be concerned when you are labeled as one who is off. If you have a track record of truth stand on that. You know your own gifting, so don’t be concerned about those who don’t believe your gifting. A prophetic gift must be proven, so don’t worry when people are ignorant.

Seers are often ostracized because what they see may take YEARS to come to pass. So once you share a word of exaltation or warning,, when it doesn’t happen right away, or the circumstance looks contrary, you may have to deal with being labeled wrong.

Today the Lord had me remembering the many visions and dreams and prophetic insight that he showed me ahead of time that have manifested. My dreams are something that I can rely on more than anything else. When I dream, it happens, period case closed. So recently, when I was concerned about a particular matter, God reminded me of a dream I had. I had the dream a few years ago, but it’s not until now, that I understand why I had the dream. God knew a great challenge was coming, but guess what? I believe God.

The other day someone insinuated that I needed to admit I was wrong. I just smiled because honestly, it doesn’t really bother me because I have too many years of accurate ‘seeing”.

I remember being warned about the death of my own mother. It was difficult to accept and I really couldn’t until it happened. But I can tell you that God was preparing me in 50 different ways, about my moms death. Well she died just like it was shown to me.

Same with my Dad. Even though someone came in and convinced me that my Dad was going to be healed and for a  minute I believed the lie, at the end of the day God reminded me of what HE said. God showed me clearly in a dream that my Dad was going to heaven. My dad died September 19, 2011.

Along with the warning of my Dad’s death in the dream God showed me my own death. This was a warning and on the day I had the dream, I landed in the emergency room of a hospital with something that could have ended my life if it was not addressed.

Then there was a family member who married his mistress. After it happened God showed the death of his wife (the mistress). Although it took many years, it happened. Sadly we buried her when the marriage was at it’s happiest. It was God’s divine discipline.

Finally, there was a time when God gave me a word of warning for my Pastor at the time. He was doing a lot of travelling and running and God simply told me to tell him that he was not to do that. God wanted him to stay home, focus on the church and take a salary. You see the reason he was doing a lot of ministry preaching was for income. Well I want to tell you, he got so mad at me. He was so rude to me because he didn’t want to accept the Word. Well guess what happened? THE SAME DAY that I gave him the word, he has a series of mini-strokes and was out of the pulpit for months. Well the next time I saw him, His whole attitude toward me had changed. He had a new found respect for me in the prophetic.

At the end of the day, I know there are some things that I have shared with people and they don’t believe I have heard from God, but one day soon, they will have to acknowledge that I am indeed God’s servant. I love it when that happens. LOL

I am sharing just a few stories of the things that God has revealed to me. Remember this, God said it, that settles it and if you know your gifting, don’t even worry when someone wants to tell you that you are off. Just know with time God is going to prove your gift and everyone will have to acknowledge who you are in God.

Proverbs 18:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

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This is a repeat that I have reposted many times. When I don’t understand, this article brings me great comfort! God is in control!

When it seems like second best! from Grace for Sinners, Serena Woods

You have a world of possibility and choices in front of you. You see lush life and the perfect fit between what you need and what you see. All you have to do is ram the staff of your flag into the ground and claim it as yours.

But, other people want it, too. Other people need the same things you need. You can muscle your way in, assert your right to happiness, and elbow to the front of the line, but is that the way it’s supposed to be done? In a space where God asks you to let Him guide you, it’s hard to not take the reigns and fight for the best acres of life.

Abraham and Lot were traveling with their families and belongings to find a place to settle and flourish. They came to a part of land where in one direction all they could see was lush beauty and promise and the other direction looked like second best.

Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are kinsmen. Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.” -Genesis 13:9-10 ESV

God asks us to let our lives be ruled by love because He Is Love. Love doesn’t say, “me first.” Love gives the best and takes the left overs. If you live your life this way, it removes the control from your hands and lets God lead you.

But, most of the time it makes no sense. We are instinctually inclined to be guided by survival. ‘Survival of the fittest.’ Love doesn’t make sense.

“And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east.” -Genesis 13:10-11 ESV

Abraham let Lot have the first pick and Lot chose the best piece of land. Abraham bid him farewell and headed in the direction of second best. He took each step knowing that God promised Him the best and it seemed that God’s promise was growing smaller behind his back.

When you let love guide your decisions, it releases God’s control in your life. You can’t see the future of what you think you want. You can’t see that the best piece of land was settled by something that could destroy you.

The best piece of land, the piece that Lot chose, was near Sodam and Gomorrah. It looked to be the best and to hold the most promise, but only God knew what lay ahead. Abraham chose to let love guide his steps and that made it possible for God to keep him far away from destruction.

God knows what He’s doing. Sometimes it may look like He’s forgotten you or He’s pouring out your promises on someone else. But, you have to know that things are not what they seem to be. There is so much that you want to do, places you want to go, lands you want to settle, but are, for whatever reason, stalled.

It is easy to get frustrated and impatient. Just remember that if you could see everything that God sees, you would trust Him without question. But, that’s where faith comes in. Faith that He has not forgotten you and that He will keep His promises to you. He’s given you a rope to hold on to while you’re wandering and waiting. That rope is love. Hold on to it and let Him work out the details.

Abraham eventually got the lush land, but He had to wait for God to get rid of the destruction first.

The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” -Genesis 13:14-17 ESV

Trust Him. He knows what He’s doing. He hasn’t forgotten you. If you have to wait, be glad. He’s making it perfect.

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Let’s Put it Out There

life-goes-on-15301Yesterday, I posted something that was my experience and I thought it might be controversial and that it might be taken personally, but then since the individual who I was thinking about x’d me out of their life, I didn’t think it much mattered. What I shared was what I felt came to me. It wasn’t what I really felt at all. But because of a response I saw, I have made it private, so as not to offend. But here is a revelation. Everything is not about us.

Here is how this whole “relationship” started: I was given the privilege of a private email address to someone and they are a very influential person. I felt I was writing and doing what God wanted me to do. But with time and with no direct responses, I got a little ticked off. I am talking years of writing. And for someone who says “well you should have stopped writing”, all I can say is early on I was absolutely positively done writing them, until I had a dream and someone, who didn’t know anything about the circumstance interpreted the dream for me. And what was the interpretation? The lady said to me “your dream means that there is someone who you are considering cutting off communication, but God wants you to keep communicating with them”. So there is it. In my mind I was following God.

Well then it all went downhill after a while. I was misled twice by this person and yes, I have forgiven them, and then I did abuse my privilege, I must admit. I was occasionally sharp and even irate and said many things that I regret and have apologized for many times. I have not gotten a real apology, but that is okay. I’m over that. But later on, I did start getting responses in two unorthodox ways.

Here is my assessment of the situation: Some of what I shared with this person, I believe God wanted me to share but it became an offense to the person. Perhaps, it was too “in your face”, or perceived as too harsh or judgmental, but much of what I shared were warnings which I stand by.

So recently this person, “burned our relationship bridge” which I accept and respect. I have no intention of going past what they said. No more private emails, no more online stuff,  and I have tried to steer clear, (which I think I have done successfully), of the subject on this blog, since the “relationship” ended.  After all, what more is there to say? When someone wants you out of their life, you leave. I am respecting the wishes of the person. I love what Mike Murdock says:” you should go where you are celebrated, not where you are tolerated. The truth be told, this connection has DESTROYED, my self-esteem.

So how do I view this 7-year online connection. For me, the lack of real communication is at the root of the problem. I truly believe if this connection had gone to the next level, which would have been the phone for me, we would not be where we are now. Coded communication leaves little room for developing true friendship. What have I learned? I will NEVER have an online relationship like this ever again. Online is okay after you have met or talked on the phone. This entire situation has left a very bad taste in my mouth. Nothing online like this for me.

As for my online friend, I wish him the best. I pray he has a good life and I pray he finds what he is looking for. If he has found it I wish him the best. I am looking for real lasting friendships. But I’ll not fight for someone who doesn’t want me in their life, period, case closed. I don’t have time to baby anyone. I am the one that needs to be babied, lol

It’s been an interesting run. Life goes on. I don’t believe in burning bridges because often it’s a mistake. But I am cool with it. I am not going to make anyone an idol. Again, life goes on.

Proverbs 18:24

King James Version (KJV)

24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.