It is called the jurisdiction of your witness. You don’t just guess where you want to serve the purposes of God, there are divine allocations and I want to show you now.
1. THROUGH YOUR ABILITIES
Your abilities are a secret code given by God to help you know your place of witness. Your abilities talk of your potentials, they talk of your giftings. When you see me hold a syringe and a stethoscope, what will be your guess about who you think I am? You can’t call me a carpenter, with a stethoscope. And if you see me with nails, wood and a harmer, what does that suggest? So your giftings and your abilities are pointers to the geography of your witness.
2. YOUR PASSION AND YOUR PAIN.
These are power keys that help to show you your place of witness. So your passion is not a waste and your pain is not a waste. The most dominant pains in your life is a direction to where you will be a savior also. In fact, part of the requirements to be a savior is that systems will be created around your life to pass through and connect with the people and with the situations you will be delivering people from.
If you ask those who work, for instance, in the healing anointing, they will tell you that they are people who at one point or the other have had to suffer infirmity. So when they stand before people, there is a memory bank from whence the anointing can come strong.
We do not become witnesses in innocence. No! There is a requesite level of passion and pain. Pain is a gift if you truly understand it. So someone who was raised alone without a father or mother and had to push through understands pain of growing without mentors, and how to survive all kinds of temptations. When that person sets up an NGO to raise other people and to mentor young people, the passion you will see work there did not just come because of a search of money and fame, it came because there is a history that supports and sponsors that passion.
Do you know, many times when you survive your seasons of pain, you don’t come out with results alone, you come out with an anointing to deliver people who pass the same thing. Every time you are coming out of seasons in your life, don’t just jump out. There is an anointing if you look well and from that anointing you can begin to release people. You are a failure if people come after you and pass through the same things you passed through. Where then is the deliverance. You have gone through it for them.
Your passion and your pain are power keys. I have been sick myself, I know what it means to be afflicted. I have been afflicted by demonic spirits. That’s why when I cast out demons and when I minister to the sick there is a passion mixed with pain that becomes a host for the anointing to flow to that person. When I stand and I see people oppressed, I know what oppression can do. And so I come with that fire. Could it be that through your pain and your passion God has been speaking to you that there are many people who must arise, they must drink from that well of your pain and that well of your passion? Do not waste your passion.
I am amazed as a man of God, you know, I pray for people all the time, people who want to start up all kinds of things, and sometimes I can not believe the passion that people have in certain areas that I competely don’t have any passion for whatsoever.
One day someone came and met me, he said he wanted to do goat business – to take goats from the North and take it somewhere. And I noticed that this guy wasn’t just looking for streams of income. He shared dreams, he wrote things and in my mind I was saying “wow, this is interesting”. I asked him, “Is it that you want a stream of income while you wait for a job”, he said “no”, he truly believes with all his heart that it was the will of God. I prayed for him with all my heart.
Why? Because I don’t have that kind of passion. I had to respect his passion. It has to come from Heaven, for him to have that kind of passion.
I have seen people with all kinds of passion. They’ll come and say “my passion is to raise young girls or young boys”. I love people but I don’t think I have that unique expression of passion. Take note of your passion. Take note of your pain. They are pointers to the geography of your witness.
3. DIVINE ORDINATION
As we find in Jeremiah chapter one, you read from verse five to twelve. The young boy Jeremiah had an encounter with God and God began to speak to him. There are times that God can call people. I am saying this because not everyone in ministry and not everyone divinely ordained has that gifting. There are times God calls the least qualified people, in terms of oratory, in terms of intelligence, in terms of exposure. Divine ordination can definitely bring your allocation as far as your witness is concerned.