Ministers who understand how the work
of God flows don't try to bind people
to themselves. That is a burden that
will wear you out and incapacitate
the people under your care.
Your greatest passion should be to put
the word in their hearts and serve them...
A minister is NEVER Lord to his brethren.
He is servant.
In fact he is sent to awaken the things
that are in THEM, not to shut them down...
If your service to them is making them
more and more dependent on you,
You have failed.. You must open them up
to the powers contained in them -
the Immortal Christ!!
If they see you more than they see the
Lord, you have failed. In all the teachings
and demonstrations, our assignment is to
show them JESUS!!!
"Holy Ghost please make them see Jesus".
This is the heart cry of a true steward of Grace...
WE NEVER OWN THEM.
You just prepare your heart that they should
move on as soon as some major work is done
And mind you, it is the Lord who determines
that, not you!
Sometimes we want to keep people because we
feel they are not strong enough, but the Lord
wants to send them forth into different
places/persons where/whom you may never
get to, into the ends of the Earth
You really don't know the impact of your teachings.
Some people (not all) are disciplined by the
Lord never to share their dealings with their
So you may think they are not following
meanwhile they are growing faster than even
your personal assistants....
Also, you may be right that some work may
still need to be done in a certain vessel
but that remaining work may not be done
under you. It may be while such a person
has been released into what the Lord wants
them to do that they would learn what He
wants them to learn.
You are not their Lord and you are not
the one who caliberates their times and seasons...
Learn to release. Let your heart be free...
Let your hands be open. Do not hold people to
When the Lord comes to disperse people,
do not try to build a cage to stop Him....
You think when the number of people reduces
the work has reduced?
No Sir! You have just planted a seed!
The growth of a work is not dependent on the
number of people physically present but the
amount of impact released into the atmosphere....
A new set of people will flow into the work
as soon as those ones are gone...and
when the Lord is done with them too, they
move on to continue their journey further and
spread the light they have received.
Another set will flow in...
Those who should stay will stay without
any coersion or manipulation.
As time goes, maybe the Lord will even move
you away from that work and you will need to
hand it over to someone whom He has raised to
continue, without you acting as GO or wanting
to maintain any form of ownership or control
over the work.
It is important to trust the Lord for people
who will help bear burdens together,
but it is never the way of God to keep people
with favours, titles, positions and promises...
Or manipulate them to remain in a place when
they should have moved on....
That is not to say that God will not bring men
who will carry the burden of the work with you,
but it will never be through your own manipulation
of their will...
It will never be by your wisdom.
It will be purely a working of God in the hearts
of such persons....
A minister must learn to hold all things LIGHTLY
so as to easily release them as soon as the Lord
places a demand on them,
So that they don't become an idol to you,
So that the thought of controlling a large crowd
does not become strongholds in your heart,
a secret ambition driving you meanwhile on the
surface, it looks as though you are running
heavens vision... Deception!!
Apst Samuel Onuora