– Pastor Bimbo Animashaun
Paul once told King Agrippa:
Whereupon, O King Agrippa, I was not DISOBEDIENT unto THE HEAVENLY VISION:
What an explosive display of doggedness, resoluteness, resilience, temerity and determination!!
This scripture teaches us that EVERY GENUINE VISION IS ACCOMPANIED BY INSTRUCTIONS.
You know beloved, as much as I know, that it is INSTRUCTIONS you obey or disobey.
So, the word “DISOBEDIENT” used by Paul in this passage clearly shows that THIS HEAVENLY VISION given to Paul by Christ came with A SET OF INSTRUCTIONS – please read verse 16 – 18.
Any “VISION” that does not translate into INSTRUCTIONS is a DELUSION.
Also, any “VISION” that does not engage your TIME, ENERGY and RESOURCES is FAKE.
Authentic vision translates into an ASSIGNMENT.
The bitter truth is that any VISION that does not INSTRUCT you will DESTROY you.
Such is what the Bible calls VAIN VISION AND FLATTERING DIVINATION – Ezek. 12:24.
Divine instructions are the key to your next level in God.
Vision is the correct perception, estimation, appreciation and conceptualization of divine purpose.
It has to do more with what you SEE in what God SAYS to you – Hab. 2:1-2.
Perhaps the greatest conflict you’re going to experience in the realm of VISIONS is with your EMOTIONS.
There’s a struggle between what you SEE and what you FEEL. VISIONS and EMOTIONS are constantly on a collision course.
Like a senior man of God once observed, “EVERY ANOINTING HAS ITS INSTRUCTIONS, AND EVERY ANOINTED HAS HIS EMOTIONS. DON’T LET YOUR EMOTIONS CONFLICT WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR ANOINTING”.
That’s a loaded statement. Isn’t it? Don’t be emotional with destiny, and don’t play to the gallery in the pursuit of your vision.
Men didn’t call you; God did, and it’s to Him that you will give account ultimately.
Don’t base your APPROVAL with God on the APPRAISAL on men. You can’t please everyone.
There are people whose minds are “eternally fixed” on what they want to think of you, so don’t kill yourself trying to please everyone.
Learn from Paul; after he was called into ministry, he said, IMMEDIATELY I CONFERRED NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD – Gal.1-16
Anyone who doesn’t value your wisdom is not worthy of your companionship. You’re not sent to EVERYBODY.
No matter how anointed you are, you can’t win all the souls in the world.
You can’t minister to all the sick in the world and you can’t preach all the sermons in the heart of the Holy Spirit.
God has also called different men and women, given them different measures of Grace and anointing and put them in different generations.Even if the whole world does not believe in your vision, their UNBELIEF does not invalidate your FAITH in what God has told you, because FAITH HAS ONLY ONE DIRECTION i.e. God – Heb. 6:1.
Your FAITH is towards GOD, not MEN. Yes you may think you’ve got some SUBSTANCE but some people don’t care about that.
They know you have SUBSTANCE but they may not like your STYLE. Some may not just like your FACE and some may not even like your NAME and what have you.
Therefore discern by the Spirit the people who value what you carry and be a blessing to them.
Jesus didn’t say you should force anyone to accept your ministry but He said, in the event that some reject your ministry, you should LEAVE.He didn’t say you’re a failure because they reject you or that you should kill yourself.
And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear your words, when ye DEPART out of that house or city, SHAKE OFF THE DUST OF FEET.Therefore beloved, pursue your VISION without DISTRACTION.
Give your best shot to it. Burn the midnight oil. Bring all your energies to bear on your calling. It doesn’t COST; it PAYS, and the dividends are out of this world.
Makea full proof of your ministry. Seek to please God and not men.Remember: Men can CRITICIZE you but they cannot JUGDE you. They can PRAISE you but they cannot REWARD you. God is both your REWARDER and your JUGDE.
I trust this meets us well Sirs and Mas?
Have a fabulous week ahead!
Source: Bimbo Animashaun Teaching Ministries |Published with permission.