There are things in the prophetic that we don’t talk about because, let’s be honest, we don’t want to. That doesn’t mean prophetic people don’t, it’s just that it is more difficult to be inspirational with some of these topics.

What follows is a series of aspects of the prophetic that get discussed less often. We want to motivate people with our prophetic words and experiences. We want to shape their destinies. We want to see their lives transformed. We want to share how God made the impossible come true. This is awesome. However, it’s not always like that. We know that.

I wish I could tell you that it is always easy. We just have to be brave and venture out with some ridiculous prophetic word and it’s all going to work out in the end. What if that’s not your experience all the time?

There are times we get a prophetic word for ourselves or even over ourselves and it just doesn’t pan out. No, I am talking about waiting another 20 years to see if it might possibly come true after dire circumstances. It didn’t happen. Maybe the very opposite of what was prophesied happened. And it’s done.

I am not just talking about bad experiences in the prophetic. I am talking about nuances in the prophetic that can take different forms and shapes. I wish I could always say, “Do this, that and the other thing and this is what will happen.” Unfortunately, it isn’t always that simple.

The blog posts this month are meant to cast a different perspective on issues in the prophetic that aren’t as readily talked about. I look forward to your feedback and interaction on these issues.

Happy New Year!

By Ralph Veenstra