I recently attended an event that really rubbed me the wrong way. I felt very uncomfortable being there so I didn’t stay long and decided to leave. As time went on, I was still pondering on why i felt so uncomfortable. I asked God if my overly “cautious nature” had prevented me from participating in something unique? And boy, did He answer me!
The Holy Spirit, the sweet gentle spirit that He is, answered me in a still small voice saying “there is nothing wrong with being careful. In fact I’m glad you were careful. However, your uneasiness did not come from the event but from the attitude of those who were there.” This realization took me back a bit but I knew He was right.
Some of the young people who attended this event were so eager to hear what a “man” had to say and not what God had to say through a “man.” Some came with the expectation of what the man of God was going to say about them. They were more in love with the idea of a prophesy than the divine revelation being spoken and established in the spirit realm.
As we continued our conversation, the Holy Spirit said to me “my children are becoming more interested in my vessels than seeking me for themselves. If a certain man or woman of God doesn’t prophesy over their situation then they feel like they won’t overcome. Like my power and my authority is dependent on the vessel! So you were right to feel uneasy and uncomfortable because you recognized that the people who were there had the wrong hunger for the wrong person.”
This shook me to my core and I was disappointed for our Father. That we would seek vessels and not Him–The one who was and still is!
So today I encourage you to seek God and not vessels! There is nothing wrong with having a favorite preacher, prophet, and evangelist– we all have one! But don’t let what they carry deter you from seeking the one who gave it to them. God has promised us in His word that if we search for Him with all our heart and soul we will find Him! (Deuteronomy 4:29)
Therefore, long for Him, thirst for Him, and hunger for Him! Seek God and not vessels!
Until next time,