Stir Up Your Gift

ByKaren

Stir Up Your Gift

I knew from the time that I was a little girl, that I was called to minister in song. It’s a ministry that many try to follow when in actuality, they are “momma called” and “daddy sent”.

When you have a true anointing, Satan will try EVERYTHING that he can, to stop your ministry from flowing! You are a huge threat to him. I know that he has thrown lots of things my way to shut me up. I’ve allowed him to stop my ministry so that others can do what they are called to do, without me being in the way. Not that I’m this great, awesome singer or anything, it’s just when God places a calling on you, it is without question. I have lived by the motto: “I’d rather sit back in defeat because God has not called me to compete!” Many Christians in today’s society, have turned ministry, of every kind, into a competition of sorts. That is definitely NOT God’s will. That is another reason why ‘many are called, but few are chosen.’
We are supposed to be ONE body. To work together for the salvation of souls, not to put on one man shows or performances for mans benifit. When you ‘minister’ for someone to hear you or see you, you may need to do a heart check.

I’ve had to ask God’s forgiveness for letting foolish things block His flow in me. On the other hand, I don’t want to come across uncaring or hurt others feelings. I don’t want ANYONE to feel the pain that I have endured over the past year and a half. When you are not allowing Holy Spirit to work in you, it causes pain physically, mentally, and spiritually. It caused friendships to be ruined. Unhappiness in your heart because satan has stolen your joy. Bitterness because others are getting to do YOUR hearts desire.

The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 1:6,

“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.”

 

Remember the gift that God has placed in your spirit. Don’t sit on it, for time is short. I am preaching to myself. I had to eat this before I could feed it to the public.

I know Who has called me and I will do my best for His benefit. My desire is to be pleasing to God and to spread His word. Be blessed and allow God to flow through you.

About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.

  • Oh Karen… Sweetie, you can sing like no other! It runs in your blood on both sides! At least once a week, sometimes more, I recollect on you singing “Mercy Seat” and wish I could hear you sing it again. Quite a few of the times I heard you sing it, more than a dozen at least, I lived in your and David’s home. I saw you have bad days and then be called to the platform… letting the Lord use you instead of your flesh telling you “I just don’t want to. I’m too tired and I’ve had a bad day.” Just thinking about it makes me cry and want to raise these sticky hands. God has anointed you and has given you a gift. You are so right, let God take over and let our flesh die! Keep up the good work! Oh, and P.S…. God called you to write also. The evidence is MORE than clear. Love you!

    • Anonymous

      Preach, Angie!

  • Oh Karen… Sweetie, you can sing like no other! It runs in your blood on both sides! At least once a week, sometimes more, I recollect on you singing “Mercy Seat” and wish I could hear you sing it again. Quite a few of the times I heard you sing it, more than a dozen at least, I lived in your and David’s home. I saw you have bad days and then be called to the platform… letting the Lord use you instead of your flesh telling you “I just don’t want to. I’m too tired and I’ve had a bad day.” Just thinking about it makes me cry and want to raise these sticky hands. God has anointed you and has given you a gift. You are so right, let God take over and let our flesh die! Keep up the good work! Oh, and P.S…. God called you to write also. The evidence is MORE than clear. Love you!

  • Anonymous

    Luv u!!! Thanks!!! – Karen

  • Luv u!!! Thanks!!! – Karen