A ‘feeler’ is someone who can, like the name suggests, feel the atmosphere around them. It’s just God using another dimension of our human nature to communicate to us, to give us direction and wisdom in how to be proactive in bringing the kingdom. It is just another gift from God.
We just had our annual prophetic conference here at Bethel Church and every time this comes around, there is always so much going on in the heavenly realms. With all that God is releasing and all the anticipation that the attendees come with that through their faith something is going to happen, they actually pull something down. With all that going on, it makes it a very busy place spiritual . . . and physically.
It’s around these times that I know that I need to manage myself extra well because as someone who can feel what is going on, this can send your emotions and your energy into lala land and you’re just going to be a mess. Fortunately, it isn’t the main way that the Lord talks to me. It’s people like my wife, who really has a strong gift, that need to check themselves and take active steps to get into a quiet place to recharge. Still, it’s something that I know happens and want to be proactive because I want to manage my gift not have my gift managing me.
I want it to stay a joyous way for Him to communicate to me and not be a burden that wears me out. This is simply done over time like any skill, learning from each mistake and getting better. It’s just crazy because God happens to be communicating to 1200 hungry people and in that heightened state we need to focus in on what He is saying to me and not everyone else.
What would I have taken away from this week if this were new to me?
- It’s OK to be emotional. It’s the way God designed you! Don’t be ashamed of that.
- Make sure you get your quiet time to recharge after busy or intense atmospheres.
- Ask God, “What are you trying to show me through this and how can I increase it?”
- Give yourself a check to see how you’re feeling before going somewhere, so you can figure out what’s for you and what isn’t.
- Finally, don’t take away what isn’t yours.
By David Brown