To the pioneers right now mapping out their next step and feeling unsure I hear the Lord saying to you “Don’t move according to the weather, but according to the wind of the Spirit”
It’s normal for us to look at the climate, naturally and spiritually, but you can’t base your next yes on that, but by the meteorological news of heaven. You have to move with the Spirit.
I felt the hesitancy of Pioneers to begin to step out into risk and the temptation to make plans that were “safe” because they were seeing the multiple storms and systems brewing in the distance.
So many have been feeling the major tension and pressure to move with the herd and let go of the pioneer plow but the Lord is urging you, “Don’t drop what I gave you to steward!”
I know it’s not been easy. This has been your most difficult season of pioneering yet, full of many heartaches and disappointments, but it will soon pay off! Don’t drop the ball just yet…
It will be the faith steps right now that feel the hardest to take but also break more ground than you are used to seeing. Your smallest movement in the direction of the Spirit in this moment will accomplish more than all the years you have pioneered combined. Don’t underestimate the strength and power you wield in creating roads in unknown paths.
There will be new avenues and paths you didn’t expect to take. Don’t write them off… keep them on the table and dream with God over them. Look for the new relationships that ignite new direction that you couldn’t see before.
God is gathering the pioneers… God is raising up support systems and bringing likeminded and kindred families together to champion each other on the road. I see hubs of refreshment for you and your children to be sustained from.
This will be both your greatest test and your greatest rest moment. Your opportunity to double down when it looks foolish to and with the taunts of the giants in the land, the red tape, and opposition, or to stay put and wait. In the faith step is going to come such a rush of rest and feeling like you are in the hands of the father. Safe, secure, and with Him saying “well done!”
Shake off the lies that say you missed it or failed. Just because you expected the last season to be different, don’t let it whip you and beat you down. Shake off man’s words. Shake off the judgements. And shake off the lies that say you are stuck because your next step is going to unlock more than you know.
Clarity is coming. Open doors are coming. You were created and anointed for this. Today Pioneers, I pray that you’d feel the wrap around presence of the Father, His love and protection, His favor, and validation over you in Jesus name.
You are not alone!! Keep going!
Author: Nate Johnston
Nate and his wife Christy host online courses to train, equip and empower people as they walk through deep inner healing, identity issues. They release regular encouragement and prophetic words to the body of Christ through social media and create simple, bible-based books and resources to help edify and empower the body of Christ to walk in their full authority and identity as Sons and Daughters of the King.