How do you know it’s God? I’ve asked this question and had it asked of me many, many times and this is what I’ve personally discovered. If it’s God, you can’t rationalize it, figure it out or make sense of it. It will be birthed through prayer and the Word and will come in a quiet moment with Him. It will seem totally impossible and nothing you can do in yourself. It won’t be anything you’re ‘gifted’ for.
Think of Gideon; the least of all his family, totally unqualified but called to do something so astounding that he could only walk it out in faith, belief and trust. So he called all the men of Israel and they actually came and look what happens next.
Judges 7:2-3 And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him turn and depart at once from Mount Gilead.’ ” And twenty-two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained.
God didn’t do it once, He did it till there were only 300 men left to deliver Israel from their enemy. Why you ask? Because if it’s something they could have done without God, they would never have looked to God.
So ask yourself this, “Are the crazy instructions I heard God speak, possible for me to do alone?” If so, it’s probably not God! If it’s God, it’s usually so far outside your comfort zone that you need a bus to get there and the countryside looks scary. If you make the mistake of sharing it with anyone that is not ‘way out there in the faith zone’, they will laugh and tell you you’re crazy, God doesn’t work like that!
Don’t try to make it happen, Gods just letting you in on a part of His ginorous plan. Call it an advance warning that your life’s about to be flipped upside down in a big way. It’s all messed up! Over the span of time when you hear the call and the implementation of the plan, you will be on the most amazing journey of your life. You will get multiple prophetic words from various people you don’t know and who have no idea what God has told you. You will go through things and wonder if you heard right.
By the time you reach your destination, you’ll be bruised, busted and disgusted with a faith in God that you’ve never had before in your life. You will no longer care about what people think, what they say won’t faze you. You’ll have a resolve to keep your eyes on Jesus for as Paul said in Philippians 1:6 CEV “God is the one who began this good work in you, and I am certain that he won’t stop before it is complete on the day that Christ Jesus returns.”
Everything you go through is just part of the process, bringing you out of faith in you to faith in God. Be of good cheer, my friend. You heard right! Don’t you worry bout a thing. Just don’t give that another thought. Suffice it to know that you’re a part of His plan. Make yourself available for any and all He has for you along the way. It’s part of the process to grow you into the person He needs you to be to accomplish His purpose.