Growth is not just about growing up physically, it is about understanding, appreciating and being able to handle what God has reserved for you. If you buy a car for your 7 year old son, you don’t want him to start driving the car yet but you trust that he will grow enough to handle the car one day. So, also, our destiny isn’t in God’s hands, it is in our hands. Nobody can contend with us over them, but as we grow God can trust that we will get ready. We have a responsibility to get ready and live ready.
Everything God puts on and in you, He does so by words. When a prophetic declaration is going on, you must understand what is taking place. God puts garments on us in the spirit through the mouth of the anointed. As a Pastor or minister, you must understand when words are coming on you or when you find yourself in an atmosphere where that is happening. You must know be conscious of what you are receiving.
Whatever God places on and in you, you must work out through your faith being issued out by the words of your mouth. That is, you work it out through your own words of faith; hence, what you say after you leave the place of your encounter will determine whether you will take these garments off or you will retain them. Your words are critical to your experiences with God; they either separate you from or join you to them.
For example, there are certain statements I don’t permit in my house. They may be factual but I don’t permit them because they are words that can separate one from divine experiences. I have also found out that you cannot attract anything you attack. So if you want something in your life, you should avoid attacking it with your mouth, rather, work it out with your mouth until the totality of it is fully manifested in your life. Though there could be a struggle between your spirit and your flesh for your flesh to try to take over your mouth and get you back to what you used to be but you must not allow your flesh to win! You must work it out.