For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]ROMANS 11:29
There was a time in my life, not too long ago, when I was pastoring that I lost all heart for what I was doing. A number of the male pastors in the church, decided to come against me because I was a woman, and that they would never submit to a woman in ministry.
How utterly sad that gender would hinder one from being obedient to God, and hinder one from receiving from God! I was not acting on my own authority, but on the authority that was given me by the Senior Pastor.
Fear of man had overwhelmed me and I had succumbed to it. I began to withdraw, as my heart was deeply discouraged. I could not seem to get on top of my discouragement and the fear of man.
There was tremendous pressure on me and I gradually withdrew from all that the Lord had for me to do.
God began reminding me of the open windows of opportunity He had given me when He first called me to do His work, and now He was calling me again. From out of the bottom of my heart, I cried: “Yes, yes, yes God!” I will never say “no” to my God. God told me there and then to take my place.
God removed those who did not witness with my calling. He strengthened me and helped me to make my stand. You may need to make a stand and say: “It’s enough. You are not messing with my life!”
You are anointed and appointed by God for a divine calling. Make the decision today to walk in His plans and purposes for your life.
In His Presence- Day by Day: Dr. Lyndie McCauley