At times in our lives, we go through several simultaneous transitions in our location, employment, relationships, and ministry. Transitions can have a tumultuous effect on our lives and even our calling.
Early on in my calling as a prophetic intercessor, a friend gave me large praying hands. At the time I was simultaneously working on a church staff and spending 100’s of hours of intercession praying through some significant attacks that were coming against us individually and corporately.
During those years when the attacks were especially fierce, I would put my hands over those praying hands and picture myself joining hands with Jesus, the Ultimate Intercessor (Heb 7:25), in prayer.
When I first received those praying hands, they seemed a little large and unattractive. Yet, they have become an abiding symbol that is one of the first to be unpacked and displayed in our home to remind me of my calling to intercede wherever Father brings us, whenever He brings us there.
In each time and place, the terrain and opportunities may look a little different, but the calling remains the same.
What about you?
What is your anchor point visually and heart-wise that helps you to refocus regardless of how the circumstances and situations around you change?
Some helpful things to keep in mind:
- Make a covenant with Jesus that you will live out your calling wherever He brings you and whenever He moves you on to another place
- Keep a journal to remind you of the victories and defeats and how He has faithfully brought you through that you can look back on when you’re starting to lose focus
- Make one of the first things you do when you move to a new place is to establish an anchor point visually and heart-wise that helps you to keep your focus on living out your calling
Let us not allow a change in our location, employment, relationships, or ministry to douse the flame on our calling. Instead let us fan it into flame wherever Father brings us, whenever He brings us there.
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Tim 1:6