|Posted on July 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM|
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Job 138: 13-14
My cousin Vince has a wonderful and witty sense of humor! His East Texas accent makes it that much better! “You’re so FUNNY Vince, I laughed. "Just like God made me," he smiled. I thought of that brief conversation as I viewed ‘The Voice” talent show this evening. I enjoy shows like that, “ America’s Got Talent”, “Songland”, ...because I can find God in them due to the creative uniqueness of each artist on stage. The artists who stand out are the ones that sing or perform in their own unique way. They add their own twist to their performances, their own accent. And the songwriters put a little bit of themselves into their songs…..both when they write them and when they perform them. The songwriters always mention how some real life situation informed their song.
It is the same when we minister, isn’t it? There’s a different impact because it comes from a real place. And just as the artists on talent shows shine when they do their thing in their own authentic voice, not trying to sound like or BE like anyone else, it should be the same in ministry. “Just like God made me”, is just fine. And the people of God should receive it that way just so long as the ministry lines with the Word of God, is Christ centered, and bears witness in one’s spirit. . Each vessel is unique! Stop trying to tell God what it’s SUPPOSED to be like. That “unique” different vessel just may house the answer to your prayer. So, yes, I enjoy the talent shows because they remind me that God gave all of us SOME gift to offer. Just release it, exercise it, step out and allow him to shine in it with a “Just like God made me!” attitude. Be YOU in Christ Jesus for there is liberty in Christ. Be free! Free in the Spirit of God! Be led of him because He wants to use you as he formed you in your mother’s womb. There’s a specific assignment that YOUR form is made for! I enjoyed “The Voice” tonight But we have to know there is an ear listening for the voice of God that will hear it because of your accent. Because of your unique delivery. Because of God’s anointing housed in your unique vessel. God is full of variety and creativity. He cannot and will not be boxed off and predictable. Those who are supposed to hear you, will hear you, WHEN they are to hear you.And it will be beautiful because He has made everything beautiful in his season.
You know what else I noticed about it? The experienced artist, those who had already “made it”. were looking for a fresh voice, sound, delivery to infuse the unique in THEIR acts. Yes, they were established, but they did not want to become stagnant. They were willing to help, advise, coach, perfect “up and comers” and in doing so, they THEMSELVES were refreshed. On one song the traditional was still there bridging to the “new thing”. The genre was still recognizable, but they mentioned the need to draw in their audience,TO GET THEIR EAR, to have their voice heard. And most importantly, to have their audience participate. It all made for better music. How much more in effective ministry where “just like God made me” fused not with the traditions of man or the unenlightened, but with the anointed, the rhema of God? It just blesses me! I really feel like those who have a challenge with you or I, created “just like God made me”, must take that up with God.
Job 38: 4-7
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
It is not our job to tell God how to rule and reign. Or HOW he should manifest, whom he should flow through or in what PARTICULAR way. Let us celebrate God as He gets the glory through his people. A royal priesthood which He created, justified, trained, prepared, sanctified, and consecrated for his use. I do not want to miss God because I cannot receive their “accent”. If it is inspired by the breath of God, I am here for it! Be glorified, Lord Jesus! I am praying that your desire is to used in the Kingdom of God with a hearty and bold “Just like God made me!”
Go forth in power, unique one!
Prophetess Vickie Lee