As we entered into another month, please know that there is a demand to operate in a greater dimension of excellence.
So often I hear people say YAHWEH is calling them into greater and has elevated them, yet there is no elevation in their actions.
As YAHWEH is dealing with me real heavily right now, He is giving me so many nuggets for the people.
If we are going to operate in the standards that He has set we need to correct some things that make us seem less honorable before people.
A few things that need addressing are:
1. The way we handle people in ministry and business.
Understand that what you are called to do in ministry or through business people are one of the most important things you will need.
Knowing how to interact and how to talk with them is necessary. Arrogance and sharp words are not drawing elements when you are trying to gain people to the Kingdom or to your products.
If you’re lacking in people skills get some training and teaching. Running people away is not a good look for a ministry or business.
2. How we operate administratively is important.
Your team should be persons that know their job and responsible adults.
You don’t need an administrator with a bad attitude or the inability to deal with not only friends, but enemies, without bringing a reproach on the Ministry.
Handling business appropriately is very important, because your team sets the impression of how people view the ministry as a whole.
I had my name and reputation of the ministry distorted by persons who were in positions — but didn’t know how to properly deal with people or business.
3. Presentation is very important.
What you present to the public is what they will expect. If you present a none caring attitude or inadequate conferences and revivals then that’s how people will treat you.
We need to work on our timing and excellence when doing public events. We need to work on our attitude and character so that those things we do in the Kingdom of YAH is centered in honor character integrity holiness and righteousness.
4. We need to modernize our ministries to keep up with the heavy demands of the people.
Making things more easy to access and deal with will cut down us losing valuable time. Computers are a necessity a good smart phone or tablet is a good tool.
Electronic payments are a good idea as people don’t carry cash like they use to. It’s a card and computer society so you going to have to adjust to it.
People, it’s not a demon, it’s modern technology and it’s replacing some things that are obsolete for this age.
You won’t be damned to hell for using a computer PayPal or Cashapp.
The evil is not in the device but it’s in the person who wants to use these things for wickedness!
5. We must once again make souls the priority for ministry.
We have to understand that ministry is about winning the lost and building the Body of Christ.
We have to get that concept back and begin to work toward rebuilding the work of YAH according to His standards.
6. We must begin to weed out the wolves among us.
We have to stop supporting and pushing those that are living lifestyles that are unholy and sinful and begin to cry loud against the errors and falseness.
We have to stop being fearful and make a bold stand for what is right! Remember if YAH be for you who can be against you!
7. We must work toward unity so that we can be strengthen in this hour.
Learning how to honor and respect each other diversities and work is something that definitely needs to be addressed.
We don’t know how to submit to each other in love and humility. Being a servant is the highest honor YAH can bestow upon us.
Learning how to work together is something the world needs to see between believers especially those in leadership. We should be setting a standard not erasing it.
8. We need to do more teaching and training than ordaining and affirming.
We have to start requiring accountability from those we are endorsing.
We need to do more fruit inspection of those that we are in covenant with. We need to see beyond their Gifts and calling.
9. We must destroy the ministry rivalries that is happening in the Body of Christ.
The jealousy fighting the character assassination must stop. All the gossiping underhandedness backbiting must end.
We have a war among each other because of insecurities egos pride and greed. It’s time for deliverance.
We have to destroy these fleshly and carnal works so that we can be effective and productive. These things must stop.
10. We must produce love.
One of the things we truly lack is love among each other. We bite and devour each other because our walk of love is distorted.
Learning how to love is what needs to be taught. They will only know that we are YAH’s because of the love we will have for each other.
If we can get that “love your neighbor as you love yourself” part right, we will see great progress.
Love me like you want to be love should be practiced.
God so loved the world that He gave His only son. John 3:16 is the greatest expression of love when you’re willing to die so that others may live.
11. We need to get the priority of our responsibilities in proper order.
Learning how to operate in excellence in relationships is needed for sure.
We want to be such a wonder in the eyes of the people that we forget how to be a wife or husband mother or father sister or brother toward each other in our natural family.
Often the breakdown wasn’t because we are now a believer in Christ but because we begin to neglect those that we are responsible for.
The problem I hear the most of those connected to persons that are Christians is that they forget their family needs.
I know myself that for awhile I did it thinking that’s how it was suppose to be.
YAH loves marriage and family and He is not trying to destroy it!
These are just a few but we certainly need to work on them. There are so many other areas but these need to see real progress in them.
Let’s strive in this hour to help correct what’s out of order and get things together.
We need to show a greater excellence and united front to the world!
~ 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, travelling 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.