Go talk to them, Holy Spirit speaks to you in the middle of the grocery store. Pray for ______, he tugs on your heart yet again. Go speak this to the congregation. Send this song to ________. There are so many times where God pulls on our heart to do something. Holy Spirit in a gentle whisper speaks to us to do things unexpectedly and spontaneously. He tells us to do things out of the normal, where if we hesitate the enemy tries to sneak in seeds of doubt that was ever Holy Spirit in the first place.
There are a couple things that I have learned throughout these gentle nudges from Holy Spirit. One being, not everyone responds the way you would hope. There are times of rejection where the people God told you to pray for, the things he told you to, are not recipocated by the person on the recieving end. But, that is okay. God never tells you to be obedient to something that does not have eternal value. Oftentimes, people aren’t recipocal because they aren’t ready for what God has to say. Jesus was rejected plenty when we look throughout scripture. Yet, that did not stop him from doing the will of the Father. It does not matter what people do in response, what matters is that God called you to do it. There have been times where God has told me to pray over someone and they said no. But, I responded in love letting them know that God see’s them and knows what they need. By the end of service, she grabbed my hand sobbing and gave her life to Jesus. We do not know the reasons people may not respond how would like them too, but being obedient to what he has spoken to us is so important.
Another thing I have learned about the nudges from Holy Spirit, is to not doubt them. It is okay if things seem out of the ordinary. For instance, sending a song to someone you have not talked to in years. Yet, they come back knowing that it was in God’s timing. Never fail to be obedient because of what it seems like. God’s thoughts are so much higher than ours. He does things in unexpected and heavenly ways. He speaks through us, never miss the chance to be a vessel to bring someone closer to him!
Which leads me to this… Do not miss out on these nudges because of fear. Who cares what other people think!? Each gentle whisper from God is making an eternal difference. Even if you cannot see it now, there will be a day where you will. Fear often likes to creep in to distract us and keep us from doing exactly what God has called us to do in that moment.
I believe it is the little things, such as praying for the random lady at the grocery store or sales clerk, calling someone in the middle of the night, sending a text to let someone know that you are praying for them, and speaking a word that does not make sense to you but God knows, is what makes a huge difference in the heavenly kingdom. God uses us in these moments to show that he is who he says he is, his omnipresence, and his love for us. It’s an opportunity to bring people closer to God and his purposes for them and honestly in my experience, it blesses me just as much as them to be a vessel. It does not matter how people react to what God calls you to do, all that matters is that you are obedient to what he tells you to do, no matter how crazy it seems. Be bold and undeniably fearless all for his purposes.
“Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.” -Luke 16:10-12 CSB
“The wicked flee when no one pursues,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.” -Proverbs 28:1 NKJV
‘Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.”-Hebrews 13:1-2 NKJV