During my classes with the Cecil Murray Center at USC, I was inspired by how many pastors were willing to collaborate with other pastors in an effort to help their communities through civic engagement. In all my years as a Christian, I hadn’t seen this very often. Often there would be some kind of disruption in the bigger vision due to competition. The control factor eventually would come out and ministries would end up pushing their best resources out of the picture.
Control always tends to kill an authentic and organic move of God and people end up paralyzed from functioning in their gifts.
“Not unless we say so.”
Things become a situation of..
“I’m in charge and will let you know when you can make a decision. Until then just follow along and show your support.”
* scratches head*
So we sit on our hands and wait?
The move of God is going to keep moving and I’m not willing to side idle until someone else gives their stamp of approval on what God is moving me to do.
And you shouldn’t either.
The world is vast and so is the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit is doing incredible work in every single life and no one should extinguish that. If you find yourself in the midst of extinguishers then it’s probably best to get out of their way.
Every believer should be listening for the Spirit to show them the way he is leading them. We each have an authentic calling on our lives and should shout, “YES, Lord!”
Even if others don’t support you.
Not everyone is going to.
Just blaze the trail he is giving you and those who believe in your vision are going to cheer you on.
He’s moving in many of us and I’d love to cheer you on in whatever He’s doing in your life.
Whatever it is he is tugging on your heart about…listen intently. Pray about what you’re hearing. Ask him for clarity.
Whatever you do, don’t sit on your hands. Move with the move of God.