Our callings have not changed since the day we became aware of His voice, but the way we function within these calling will change as a new day is dawning for the prophets. Can you remember the day on which you realised that the Lord had called you to ministry, the same day on which you have become conscious of the fact the Lord has set you apart for His purposes? I can. I was 24 years old, and the future lay ahead of me; I knew one thing for sure – I was called to minister to God, His people and nations. That calling has not changed; seasons do, however, change. The prophets have entered a season of waiting during which God wants to refresh our souls. God is ‘resetting’ us to fulfil the promises He has proclaimed over us that was written and sealed in heaven.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll. (Psalms 40:7)
What about today?
What is God busy with at present in the lives of prophets and prophetic people? He is restoring the connection between the original intent that He had for us and our lives today. The callings we currently function in will align with His will, and ‘clutter’ will fall away as our heavenly Father prunes us. During this waiting period, He will renew our focus by cutting off unnecessary, heavy and time-consuming. The waiting period is also a time of rest, which He willingly and purposefully set apart for us so that we can focus on Him and His will for our lives. Change lies in the waiting, pregnant with the promise of a new dawn. It is, however, vital to decisively focus on entering into His rest during this waiting period.
Two critical principles:
Allow me to elaborate on two important principles that can guide us through this new day.
- God’s timing
- The desire of His heart for us.
A new dispensation will come into place. Now is the time to discern between that which is our own will, deception and manipulation, and that which God has given to us with the purpose to bless us and those around us. The Lord is sharpening our gifts and moving us into places which He has ordained and prepared so that we can step into the river of life that He has prepared for us to minister from. The second key is the desire of God’s heart. His desires will become ours as we walk in a relationship with Him. Faith will deepen our relationship with God.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
He will show us new things and take us into the unknown, where He will teach and train us by His Spirit (John 14:26) so that He can lead us to peaceful streams where He will refresh our souls as we minister. Our callings have not changed since the day we became aware of His voice, but the way we function within these calling will change as a new day is dawning for the prophets. Written by Jean Lung, read more about her calling as a prophet to the business sector.