Over a period of time, you start to find your niche.
You start to find your purpose, you start to find the plan,
you start to find the direction, you start to learn which
way God is taking you. It is not something that happens
overnight. The Bible says, “Many be called, but few
chosen” (Matthew 20:16). I could even term it this way,
“Many are called and some are frozen.”
God has called people and anointed people, but a
lot of them will never fulfill the call of God on their life
because they are not prepared to pay the price. They are
not prepared to do what God has called them to do. Or
they are not prepared to be faithful in the little. If you are
not going to be faithful in the little, God cannot make you
a ruler over much.
I believe God will use the whole Body of Christ in
this last day and I believe there are people in churches
right now who have been sitting there for ten, fifteen,
twenty years, receiving the Word, who in these last days
visitation from the Lord and God will send them in a
matter of two or three months. They will sell all their
possessions and go on to a foreign field and serve the
Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that with all my heart. So
never say, “God couldn’t use me.”
Everyone is called to stand in the ministry of
reconciliation, one on one, to tell others, to proclaim.
Everyone should be a preacher – a proclaimer – of the
blessing of the Lord Jesus Christ. You can start in your
work place. If you are faithful with that, God might just
increase it and get you into some other places.
Don’t Go Without a Message
When I lived in South Africa, I was teaching at a
Bible school that had about four hundred students. I had
to teach them twice a day, five days a week, on different
subjects. I would say to them, “How many of you are
going to preach?” Everyone raised their hand. I said,
“How many of you have a message,” and no one
responded. “How many would like a place to preach?”
Everyone raise their hand. Then I said to them, “Get a
message from God first, and then get a place to preach.”
What is good in having places to preach if you
don’t have a message when you get there? Do you know
how many ministers are that way? They look for places to
preach and when they get there they haven’t got a
message to give. God will give you a message. God will
give you a word and when you are faithful to deliver that,
He might give you some more.
Such As I Have
As the Apostle Peter said, “Silver and gold have I
none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus
Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). We must
give what we have on the inside of us. It flows forth out
of us, bringing life wherever we go. People look at my
ministry today after thirteen years and say, “It is so
wonderful how things are going and God is blessing.” But
they don’t know we have been to hell and back to get
We must have the determination to obey God and
to keep doing what God has called us to do. We cannot
worry about what other people say, or the rejection that
will come our way. We cannot be hindered by people
who will talk evil about us, who will make up stories
about us, who will slander us.
You make the decision in your heart to walk in
love and to obey God and do what God has called you to
do. Ultimately, when it comes down to the bottom line,
it’s you and God. No one else is going to make it happen
for you. If you are waiting for some hand out, you can
forget about it.
Start doing whatever your hand finds to do. There
is a progression into the things of God, into the anointing.
These things don’t come overnight. God is not going to
take a ministry, like some of the great men of God have
had, and suddenly give it to you in one day. It takes time.