This Happened To Me And I Thought God Is Against The Campus Missions I Was Doing

This Happened To Me And I Thought God Is Against The Campus Missions I Was Doing

This Happened To Me And I Thought God Is Against The Campus Missions I Was Doing



In 2019, I embarked on a mission to preach the gospel in various campuses. The second school I visited was BISEASE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. This experience I'm about to share taught me a valuable lesson about listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and the importance of staying connected to God's purpose.


The Excitement and Preparation


I began my journey by writing letters to different campuses, expressing my desire to preach the gospel. Soon enough, I received a call from the Chaplain of the school who is also the patron of S.U, inviting me to deliver a sermon on a Sunday. I was ecstatic about the opportunity and spent Saturday evening preparing myself. I dedicated time to prayer, seeking divine guidance for the mission ahead.


A Loss of Inspiration


However, on the following morning, something strange happened. I felt a strong conviction within my spirit that the sermon I had prepared no longer carried the same momentum and power. It was as if the desire to preach that particular message had left me. Confusion clouded my mind, and I began to wonder if God was signaling that He didn't want me to go and preach.


The Power of Inspiration


As a preacher, I understand the importance of feeling inspired and convicted by the Holy Spirit through the message before delivering it. It's a confirmation from the Holy Spirit that the words being spoken are meant to touch lives. On that day, I lacked that inspiration. With only 30 minutes remaining before I had to leave the house, I felt disheartened. I finished getting ready, but I still didn't feel the same level of inspiration to preach the topic I had prepared.


Overcoming the Struggle


I was on the verge of tears, imagining myself standing before the students without being able to deliver a powerful sermon that would touch their souls. I didn't want to preach haphazardly; I wanted to make a meaningful impact through the gospel. I desired to be certain and speak with truthfulness and conviction. It was in that moment of desperation that I turned to prayer and sought guidance from the Holy Spirit.


Divine Intervention


I took my Bible, pencil, and book and started praying fervently in tongues and in my spirit. Suddenly, a message dropped powerfully into my heart. The new sermon title was "RETURN TO THY FIRST LOVE." Instantly, I felt inspired and compelled to deliver that sermon on that very day. I quickly wrote down all the Bible quotations I intended to use and smiled with gratitude for the divine intervention.


The Impact of Obedience


To God be the glory, the sermon I delivered that day was highly effective. The students were visibly blessed and deeply touched by the message. It reminded them of the importance of returning to their first love in Christ. This experience taught me a valuable lesson about the connection between the right message, the right season, and the right place. As ministers of God, we must be attuned to the Holy Spirit to deliver the messages He intends for His people at the appropriate times and locations.


The Food for the Soul


Reflecting on this experience, I came to the realization that God prepares the messages for His servants just like food. His Spirit or angels deliver the messages to us, and our role is to serve the food given to us. The Word of God is the nourishment for the soul, and it carries its own nutrition. God knows precisely what His people need at specific points in time, and our duty is to faithfully deliver those messages as directed. By doing so, we ensure that the congregation receives the spiritual nourishment they require.


The Assurance of God's Word


Isaiah 55:10-11 beautifully captures the assurance and effectiveness of God's Word: 

[10] "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater."

[11] "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."


Conclusion


In conclusion, this experience taught me the importance of listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and being open to divine redirection. Even when our own plans seem to falter, God has a greater purpose in store. By staying connected to Him, we ensure that the messages we deliver are timely and impactful. Let us remember that God's Word never returns void but accomplishes His purposes. May we faithfully serve as vessels to convey His message and nourish the souls of those we minister to.


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