Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 10:13-14(KJV); But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:
We reach men by the measure of the rule upon our lives.
This measure is distributed by God and determines how much you influence those that God has given to you.
Every minister of the gospel ought to know how to grow and increase in this. If a man of God does not learn how to grow in it, he will easily feel intimidated by any other minister whom he perceives to be ‘better’ than him.
When a man of God does not know the measure of the rule upon his life, he will be suspicious of other ministers ‘stealing’ his flock.
When a Christian does not know this measure, he will fight every new ministry increasing in his area because he thinks that ministry is encroaching on his territory.
When Christ spoke of those that God had entrusted to him, He said, ‘none shall pluck them out of my hand.’
This is the confidence of a minister who understands the measure. This is what grounds a man of God in the assurance that those God has trusted to his care will never abandon the gospel.
It is what keeps a minister from manipulating anyone to keep them in his ministry.
You grow in this measure by learning to separate the things that are lawful from the things that are beneficial.
You increase in it by being conscious of those moments when the Spirit of God is advancing that rule.
Growing in this rule is the wisdom to depend on what God says about you and not what men think of you.
Glory to God.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 10:23, John 10:28
We reach men by the measure of the rule upon our lives. This measure is distributed by God and determines how much you influence those that God has given unto you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I am grateful for the lives that are changing because of the glory and anointing upon my life. I refuse to compare myself to any other person because I know what you have deposited in my spirit. By this wisdom, I influence those that you have appointed me to influence. To the glory of your name, Amen.