“But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more,” Luke 12:48.
When you have been given various gifts and abilities these are not to be used for you alone, but rather they are to benefit the people who are in your midst.
And because of these things, much is expected of you.
Leaders are not called to just bark out orders and to remain solitary and communicate from their lofty towers — rather they are to get their hands dirty and to rub elbows with those around them.
If you have prayed for wisdom, then be assured that God will put you into situations where that wisdom will be tested and the complexity of situations will draw upon you to make important decisions.
You see we’re not called to be an island unto ourselves. We aren’t an archipelago, but the territory in which we live embraces the towns and area in which we live.
Actually the gifts and callings that we have been given are not just for ourselves, but rather they are for The Body of Christ.
This is because we are many, and the many facets of this body embrace, pull at, and have an osmosis in which these things are carried about and through.
As we well know, our elbows can’t function unless they are part of an arm, a shoulder and wrists and hands.
Every single part of our body exists only because of its multiple parts working in tandem with each other.
Likewise, a car or a truck cannot be mobile unless all of its mechanical parts are working efficiently.
There are various systems that make up the unit of an automobile just like our human bodies have very complex systems and parts.
Each of us because we are unique in our own way, need the assistance and abilities that others around us possess.
We can’t really function alone no matter how independent may think that we are.
Use what has been given to you to benefit others around you and don’t hoard those gifts and attempt to keep them to yourselves.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?