A Word To Introverts: Come Out Of Hiding! – A Word by Wanda Alger
Wanda Alger is a recognized five-fold prophetic minister with DOVE USA and has a passion to equip and empower the saints for the work of ministry. She ministers alongside her husband, Bobby, at Crossroads Community Church in Winchester, Virginia, which they planted in 1998 after ministering in the central Shenandoah Valley for almost fifteen years. Wanda is currently a field correspondent with Intercessors for America. wandaalger.me
God is looking for some Gideons. It has long been prophesied that it’s time for some prophets to come out of the cave. Just as Elijah and David spent time in caves when being hunted by their accusers, so have some of God’s chosen ones sought refuge from the public eye. But, though some have been in this cave due to being misunderstood, wrongly accused, or displaced by the Church, there are some who are hiding out of fear. Just like Gideon, they have found comfort in the cave and doubt their ability to thrive in the light.
These are the introverted ones who have deemed themselves unready and unqualified in a field full of extroverted voices. These are the quiet hearts who love the secret place and have enjoyed the privacy and secrecy of the cave. And yet, these are the ones whose thoughts run deep and whose insights bring life and purpose. The wisdom hidden within these introverted prophets are now being called upon to COME OUT OF HIDING and be a light to the world. That which they have discovered while in the cave is the very wisdom and revelation that is needed in this hour for the Church to fully mature and fulfill her destiny.
If you are one of these, the Lord would say, don’t be like Gideon who doubted his call and disqualified himself through comparisons. Don’t allow the fear of man to rob your purpose. Don’t allow the softness of your voice to discredit the strength of your message. Don’t allow your high standards and expectations of yourself cripple your assignment. YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!
It’s time to put away negative self-talk and rise to the occasion. It’s time to embrace the voice you have and celebrate your unique contributions to the conversation. You are needed! Where extroverts and louder voices may speak first, the last voice can often bear the most weight. It’s time to leave your comfort zone and seize the adventure. Though you will feel uncomfortable in the flesh, your spirit will lead you into a supernatural zone where the impossible will become possible. That which has felt stuck will now come into perfect alignment and the momentum you’ve lacked will quickly accelerate as you yield to the Spirit’s call.
To fellow introverts on this prophetic journey – this is YOUR time. You have something to say and the Lord is calling your name. Don’t let hesitation stop you from stepping out and walking in that which you were born for. You were created with a voice. It’s time to use it.