In times of discouragement, remember who called you into this place and position. Remember that God called you and not men.
Havilah Cunnington shared her testimony of how she overcame the discouraging word of a man. She was just 17 when she and her sister started their ministry. They went to places to share with people the Word of the Lord.
A month after their first speaking engagement, they were invited to a church in Arizona. As they were preaching, praying, and prophesying, the pastor cut them off and led the church in a different direction. Havilah later asked the pastor how he thought the service went – and that’s when she heard a very discouraging word.
“I don’t believe in anything you did tonight,” the pastor told her. “I don’t believe in the message you brought, I don’t even believe in women doing what you did. If I have known what you would bring, I would have probably never had you.”
Who Called You?
With tears, they came running to their parents and told them about what happened. Then her father reminded her that it was God who called her into ministry and not men.
“Well, I guess you get to decide if a man called you or God called you,” Havilah’s father said to her.
The enemy always wants to instill fear in us to cripple us from doing the works of the Kingdom. But we have to overcome the words of the enemy by holding on to the promises of God.
“The battles of the enemy, they get more intense, they intensify. Fear could never stay in one place, fear traps us more and more and more. Anxiety traps us more, more and more.”
In Timothy, Paul said to Timothy not to let anyone look down on him because he was young. The Lord is also speaking to us through that verse. Never let anyone look down on you because you are young or you are a woman because God is with you.
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