We live in a church society where a person’s gift is more readily identified than their character. We have become too hasty to label a person by their gift and are taken aback when their true character is revealed. The Bible instructs us to lay hands suddenly on no man lest we become partaker of that man’s sin. Many are in a hurry to be ordained and labeled as such and such, but just as Jesus was led to the wilderness to be tested, so must we as spiritual leaders allow the proper time of testing and maturity to take place to ensure the person’s character can sustain them while they function in their gift. There will be some who grow frustrated and impatient with that process and try to force the hand of leadership to put them in position, but be steadfast in this, we ought to obey God rather than man. Guard your self and ministry against spirits of retaliation, strife, manipulation, and contention through concerted and strategic warfare. If a person leaves your assembly because they cannot endure a season of testing, pray for their smooth transition as they depart but turn your attention to and focus your time and energies on those who are willing to submit to God’s divine order of ministry.
Published by Delisa Rodgers-Fields
Delisa Rodgers-Fields is the founder of The Love Church Charlotte located in Charlotte, NC. She has spent twenty plus years studying the word of God and served eleven consecutive years before entering full time ministry. Delisa has traveled extensively imparting the good news of the Kingdom under an apostolic and prophetic grace leaving a rich deposit of God's grace everywhere she goes. Delisa has a unique gift for imparting prophetic understanding of times and seasons with her keen eye with powerful signs and wonders following. has a strong global ministry where she impacts thousands of lives almost daily as she releases fresh words of wisdom, revelation, warning, and instruction to the Body of Christ at large. View all posts by Delisa Rodgers-Fields