No matter what you believe in…believe in this: that you were created for a purpose!
Are you operating in your anointing? In your purpose?
Let’s talk about the word “anointing”. What is your anointing? We might say it’s your calling, your destiny, your purpose in life. What that means is that you were born for something. Every single person within the sound of my voice or reading these words, you were born for something specific.
When you are anointed, things don’t stick to you. You know how a spider makes a web? Do you also know that every insect in the universe gets stuck in that web except the spider? Don’t you wonder why that is? Out of the bottom of his little body he excretes oil, specific oil only for the spider that keeps him from getting stuck in his own web. When you’re living in your anointing, or your calling, it’s just like that spider.
When you’ve got the anointing going on, if something or someone is bringing you down, your anointing keeps it from penetrating or stopping you. If you’re in the middle of a situation that might destroy somebody else, you just walk right through it, kind of like the spider.
When you’re operating in what you think you were called to operate in, if you still feel like things get to you too much, you might not be in that calling yet. When you’re living in your calling, it’s like you just walk right through stuff. That doesn’t mean life doesn’t get to you anymore, it just means you’re able to do what you need to do to keep operating in your anointing. Let me give you some examples of living in your anointing or calling.
The story of Esther is one of my favorite stories. Esther headed into the courts, where – even though she was queen – she wasn’t allowed because she was a woman. Any woman who entered while the courts were in session was killed; queen or no queen. You’re dead. In she went because she had to save a nation.
She had to say, “Hey look King, Haman is a bad guy, and when you leave town, he’s going to destroy everybody.” She knew it and she had to go in and say it. She also knew that if she walked into the courts while they were going on she would be killed, and she went anyway. She walked into the courts and delivered her message. She wasn’t killed, like the spider. She was in her calling. She was where she was supposed to be. She was born for this. A Night with the King. Get the movie if you haven’t seen it. It’s a powerful story about Esther.
Another example is the Moses sole (a type of fish). The Moses sole excretes a poison from its body that can paralyze a shark. Picture this in your mind. A shark can come across the little Moses sole, open up its jaws, ready to devour that little fish, when the little fish gives off this stuff from his body and the shark’s jaws freeze. That’s your anointing, my friends. That’s your calling. Just like the Moses sole, you might be facing something that could bring you down, stop you, kill you, steal your dreams, or destroy you. But none of those bad things happen because your anointing freezes the jaws of the enemy.
If you talk to Zig Ziglar, you are absolutely frozen by his love, his compassion and his kindness. He is like nobody I have ever met before in my life, living in the middle of his anointing. It freezes everything around him when he opens his mouth. Isn’t that where you want to live? That’s a good place to be.
Our anointing – our calling as a team, as an organization – is a call to change the world. People say all the time, “Let’s change the world,” but we mean it. I need you to really get these words. You are NOT here by accident. This team, this organization, anyone within the sound of my voice or reading these words was called to go out and make a positive impact.
We’re here because people are hurting. Have you ever had a time in your life when you were just hurting and you don’t know what to do or how to feel better? People are looking for some hope. We give that, and now we’re going to give it in bucket loads, truck loads, railcar loads. We were born for such a time as this.
Nothing happens by accident, and we’re heading into a year that has got me vibrating. I don’t even know what it all looks like, I just know it’s huge, and I’m excited. I told somebody yesterday; I’m terrified out of my mind and I’m also exhilarated, which is how I Know I’m headed in the right direction
Are you operating in your anointing?