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.
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! 🙂