3 Words in 1
Humility in Elevation
People never know what someone has suffered or what price they have paid for the favor that is produced in their life by God.
Nobody would ever know that some have lost everything.
Some have been persecuted sometimes to the point of giving up.
Some have been rejected by family friends and the church some have experience so much trouble heartache and tears.
It’s amazing how people are not in your struggles, but will love you in your time of breakthrough. When you have paid a price, and know that you have don’t let people make you feel bad, because God is moving for you.
You’re not boasting in yourself when you testify as to how you were. Nothing but God, has favored your life. You are showing forth the praises of the goodness of God.
Jealous people will begin to attack the moment God brings increase. Leeches will attach the minute God opens the doors. You will be accused of being prideful, the minute God enlarges your territory.
It’s sad that we cannot celebrate each other, but will attempt to sabotage another person, because of what God is doing for them.
People tend to forget that it’s not how long you been saved, but God favors whom He wants. Plus, your motives, your spirit, your attitude, plays an important part in promotion and elevation.
Those whom God is elevating, be extra careful that you discern the people who connect at your season of elevation; that you remain humble in the season of promotion, and that you always remember it’s for God’s glory.
Remember God will not share His Glory with anyone. Never, Never, Never, let the applause of the people make you forget that it was God who brought you through. It was God who opened the door. It was God who favored you!
No matter how God uses us; no matter what He does; in our lives, He gets the credit for it all.
Remember, nobody would even know your name, if God didn’t let it be known.
NOTE: Don’t lose your humility in your elevation!
Leaders, Priorities and Busyness
I am going to address this because I’m seeing to many in ministry, whining or complaining, that people don’t want to support them.
It’s not always the case. Leaders, there are truly some people in ministry who are doing a true and real work of God and they just can’t come down right now to come to every engagement they are invited to.
Those in ministry must reach a point of maturity, were they don’t lash out at people. I’m definitely seeing an increase in bickering, backbiting and lashing out at others. The gossip against others in ministry has hit an all time high.
People are getting offended easily and wearing their feelings on their shoulders because someone didn’t respond to them. As a leader, I know that other leaders have their own personal visions and work to do. We should not expect people to be at every engagement that we give.
I would never lose a friendship or dismiss someone from my life because they didn’t respond like I wanted, to an invitation I extend to them. Leaders are acting too sensitive about trivial matters and having attitudes against each other, because people are not able to accommodate their every request.
I have asked God to work on the hearts, minds and spirit of all of us as leaders, so that we can stop acting like spoil children, and realize that it’s not a personal attack, or that people don’t want to support us, but that everyone has things they are doing in the Kingdom that requires their attention.
And yes, I know that some people may be jealous or have issues but not all there are some in ministry that God has a mission and mandate that requires them to focus or to pay more attention to what He has given them to do.
Prophetic Pressure has built up to erupt. Heavy demand to usher in a seasonal change from heaven.
The backlog of His promises the accumulation of the years of prophetic words that were released in our lives now shall explode and manifest!
God is performing but you can’t let the distractions overthrow your focus or faith!
No more postponement for some. Release! Release! Release!
~ 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 she is on a mission travelling the world proclaiming the Gospel for soul to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has a mandate on her life to help brings others to their divine purpose.|