Don’t Be Less Than You Are

I have another prophetic word to share with you this morning. It is, at the same time, the most freeing AND the most challenging word I think the Lord has ever given me.

I wouldn’t even share it with you, except that I know God moves across His Body simultaneously … so what He’s dealing with me about is most likely the same thing He’s dealing with you about.

So here’s the word:

Don’t be less than you are.

Yikes.

What does that mean to me?

It means it’s time to stop drawing back, to stop holding back, to stop trying to diminish who and what God has made me to be … because He’s made me who I am, and I can only be good at what He’s made me to be. I can’t thrive trying to be more than I am. (And that part is easy to grasp.)

But I also can’t thrive being LESS than I am. And neither can you.

THAT is the part that’s hard.

It’s hard because, honestly, it’s scary. What will people think if I stand up in the power of the Holy Spirit and BE who I am?

What will people think if you do?

I would love to say “who cares?” but I can’t … because I do care. Very much. But God is pushing me. Pushing me hard. And it scares me, makes me nervous, but somehow thrills my soul all at the same time.

Yikes, again. 🙂

What’s the takeaway for you? Same as it is for me. Don’t be less than you are.

I don’t know what God is calling you to do or be, but as long as it lines up with His commands which are clearly outlined in His Word, the Bible, don’t be less than you are.

Don’t insult the Holy Spirit by refusing to acknowledge who and what He has made you to be, to do, and even to become. Don’t insult His work in your life. Don’t insult His call on your life. Don’t fail to steward the gifts He has given you and who He has formed you to be.

I know it feels scary. I feel like I’m walking on a plank over a tumultuous ocean. But I have no choice. The Lord is pushing me. Out of comfort. Out of safety. Out of diminishing His call on my life for fear of what people ***may*** think.

Forcing me to believe Him for favor, for protection, to come up under me and back me up as I place a demand on my faith.

But He’s faithful, and I believe Him, and I’ve come too far to look back. I think you have too.

So what is He challenging you to do? In whatever it is, do it. Be it. Don’t be less than you are.

If this word speaks to you, leave a comment below. I’d love to hear if I’m the only one or not! 🙂

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9 Comments

  1. Hello Jamie
    I really needed to read this right now. Tomorrow I am going to my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Most of the family that have been invited, including my sister and mother, I haven’t seen in over 12 months or more. A lot has ‘gone down’ the past couple of years or so with my family, but being the eldest I feel it is my ‘duty’ to go tomorrow. I have to swallow my pride and look my family in the eye, despite the hurt I have endured these past years. I have to not just ‘pretend’ to forgive, but actually DO IT. It is going to take all the strength I have, plus all the help my God is willing to give me to get through it.

    Thank you for all you do, Jamie.
    Maz

    1. I prayed for you, Maz. I pray the Lord would bless you and strengthen your heart as you continue to seek Him. I’m very sorry you’ve been through such a hard time.

      1. Thank you so much for your prayers, Jamie. The lunch was enjoyable and I even talked with a cousin of mine I hadn’t connected with in years. She had gone through a somewhat similar experience as I had, so I felt that God was reassuring me that I could, indeed, survive and with His help, be all the more stronger in every way. I am so very glad God has led me to your website.

        Thanks again for all you do!

        Maz

  2. Rebecca Jones says:

    You’re not the only one. I’ve been having the same discussion with my mother. I used to walk on egg shells. I can’t do that anymore. Don’t insult the Lord. You might as well spit on Him and pluck out His beard, if you throw His gifts back at Him. I read a pin on Pinterest, about being a daughter of the king, it had a crown and said Rule # 1, don’t be # 2. God holds us in high regard, trusts us with a lot. I think He’s about to use a lot of women to get His Word out. We need to stick together if we’re going to walk on water.

    1. I love that, Rebecca. And yes, I do believe something is going on with the Lord unleashing women. Psalm 68:11 – the original actually says great was the company [of women] who proclaimed God’s Word. 🙂 Bring it on, Lord!

  3. Literally was just feeling this exact sentiment, “I’m so much better than my current circumstance”, as I was scrolling through emails and I ran across the title of this post. Talk about timing! God Bless you, Jamie!!

    1. Yes, you are better! We all need to get that revelation (and I’m talking to myself too)! From glory to glory and from faith to faith… Lord, take us higher!

  4. Hi Jamie, God bless you, I have got several words from the Lord about how He’s going to bless the work of my hand and great financial breakthrough. Today I am bless by your teaching as to how to go ahead and prepare those baskets and kneading trough. I am going to also sign up into your vision for the kingdom of God to continue to do His will

    1. Amen, Olga. Thank you so much for reading and for your help as well. May Papa bless your efforts and supernaturally come up under you to do the work through you, in Jesus’ name! Anoint her, Jesus, with Your Holy Spirit and power!

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