Monday, 25 February 2013

A couple of warnings to those in leadership/ministry.

Last night I had a dream and I want to share it with you.

In the first part of the dream I saw like a Parachute festival being organised and in the setting up of things different things were being put on the road and one of those was a tent that a baby was going to sleep in.  As it was being put up a couple of big trucks drove by and didn't see the tent.  It was alright at that point but then the truck drivers were talked too because if they drove by again there was going to be a baby sleeping in it and if they continued to drive the way they were, they would run it over and kill the baby.

Big trucks often represent powerful ministries and babies often represent new ministries.  And so I saw this first part of the dream as a warning to powerful ministries or ministries that are already going.  We are coming into a time where new ministries are coming out on the road and in this process please be careful not to run them over.  They are young and need to be protected and just like a baby if you ran over it, the same feeling of grief is there if you carry on the road you have been travelling without watching out for them and making way for them.

God want us all to be blessed so that we can be a blessing, so we need to protect those young new ministries getting on the road and make way for them and allow them to grow, encourage and teach them and those bigger ministries have loads of experience and knowledge that the younger ones coming onto the scene need, so share with them your knowledge and experience so that they don't run into the same pitfalls that you may have run into.  And like parachute festival there are thousands of people needed to help run parachute, all different areas needed, there is enough room for us all and we all have our part to play in order for it to run smoothly.

In the second part of the dream I saw the leader of this group of people at the festival who had people working for him and we were talking, he was the leader of a bunch of drivers.   He had a problem, he was going away and had to leave someone in charge and he had two men, one a young man who one of his customers wanted and really liked and the customer was one of influence and power but the worker was young and untrustworthy, while he had another man, who was I think of Indian decent, sitting waiting, but he was a man of integrity and character.  Unfortunately he chose the younger man against advice to do otherwise and he chose the younger worker that the customer had wanted, falling to pressure and gave notice to the Indian man of character.  In so doing his business never grew anything beyond where it was because he kept the younger man and in fact it got into trouble.

This second part of the dream I believe is a warning to pick people of integrity and character rather than the peoples choice, because in the long run you and your ministry will prosper, but if you choose people who are liked by people, young and charismatic but not people of good character then your ministry may suffer.  And young may not necessarily mean young in age but young in maturity.
The scripture from Prov 14:12 came to mind at the time "There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end leads to death." and as I looked it up I saw in Prov 14:11 "The house of the wicked will be destroyed but the tent of the upright will flourish".
Lets be a people of courage and pick people who are upright and of good character and not succumb to pressure of man and God will bless you and everything will flourish.