Listen to instruction, to be wise, and do not reject it.” Proverbs 8:33

Guidance comes in the form of instruction from the Lord. Dignity in life, ministry, and any other endeavor depends on clear vision. It requires precision of vision. When heavenly visions lack heavenly instructions, they end their course in frustration. That’s why he said, “Hold fast to instruction, for it is your life.”

Many are frustrated in ministry because they spend their time celebrating their visions without receiving the definitive instructions that actualize them. They have the mandate but not the approach. God is an orderly God. No matter how hard you work, what God has not commanded can never produce. That’s why I believe one of the greatest assets in life and ministry is a seamless connection with heaven, where instructions are received daily. The world will only listen to those who hear from God.

As long as you do not pay attention to God’s instructions, the world will not pay attention to what you say. Those who adhere to His commandments are in control. The difference between success and failure is light, not luck.

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life.” Proverbs 6:23

Many have authentic calls. But due to lack of access to divine instructions, they live in frustration. This should not be. Every decision you make in life and ministry must stem from specific instructions received from God because instructions are the highways of distinction in life.

Too much has been said about visions, but almost nothing about instructions. As a result, everyone pursues their vision according to their understanding. And when things go sour, they begin to doubt the authenticity of God’s call. Blessed be that day in May 1981 when I heard the voice of God say to me: “The time has come to liberate the world from all the devil’s oppressions through the preaching of the Word of faith, and I am sending you to undertake this task.”

I heard Him speak to me as a man speaks to his son. I stayed with Him for eighteen hours! I saw things, and I heard Him clearly. That’s why I can’t be trapped by anything or be locked into any form of prison. That’s also why I can’t be prey to the devil. And that’s why every step I take prevails. When you hear from heaven before acting on earth, all barriers are turned into signs and wonders.

I don’t do things just because someone else does them or because it’s trendy. As long as I haven’t heard from heaven, I don’t move. I am very particular about the instructions I receive.

This text is an excerpt from the book “Understanding Divine Direction” written by David O. Oyedepo.

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