As a leader, there are times when YAH will command me not to interfere in certain situations, because the person is going through a process or being chastised for some reason.
I know many times I have jumped to pray or help somebody through my compassion as a leader, only to be rebuked and corrected by YAH for interrupting His process of deliverance, or a life or spiritual lesson for somebody life.
It’s as these times that as leaders we are often attacked, accused and slandered, because somebody wanted us to be their help and we couldn’t.
One thing I do know, is YAH is a jealous God and He doesn’t want us to let the people make us a god.
Often I am critiqued and criticized by those I’m connected to, because I won’t allow them to become depended upon me, or crippled by me.
I teach people to trust and depend on YAH and not to put me in His place!
I’m very cautious about that and won’t allow anybody to put me on a pedestal, or to over honor me.
I lead by example when it comes to teaching people how to walk humbly and to give YAH the Glory in all things.
Now I do honor and respect men and women of YAH and I teach people that principle, but I also teach them to keep themselves in the right perspective, and not to make them greater than ABBA.
Sometimes as leaders, if we are not careful, we will allow the accolades of the people to override our common sense when it comes to honoring YAH.
We must always remain steadfast in giving Him all the glory and honor, no matter what takes place through our lives.
One thing I was taught when being trained was this: no matter how you preach, pray, prophesy, no matter how many miracles, signs and wonders take place, when it’s over, pinch yourself and remember that you are only a vessel anointed and used by YAH.
I yet do this every time I minister, witness, or do anything to remind me that I’m nothing without YAH, and it’s because of Him, that I’m able to do anything.
Leaders, we may be talked about, we may even lose some people, we may be accused of having no love or concern, but know that you may have to deal with situations where somebody asks you for help and ABBA tells you that you can’t help, because they have to go through that test for their good.
Just know that YAH has you, and no matter what is said or done against you, because you obeyed, YAH will vindicate you.
Just obey and let Him work His will out in the person’s life.
If they learn the lesson, YAH will reveal to them why you couldn’t help them and they will repent for all the evil they imagined and said about you.
Today, some of you need to get out of YAH’s business and let Him have His way in the life of that person who is always looking to you for help, instead of looking to YAH!
Let ABBA be their Father and you stop crippling them by letting their dependency be in you!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.