How Much Anointing Do You Want?

It was posed during an instrumental break of Your Presence Is Heaven. The worship leader painted the picture of someone who needed to let go of things that were potentially holding him back from the Lord’s calling on his life. In that moment, we were all sensing a strong pull from the Lord that He was calling us to something more. Our team actually had a few moments like that throughout the week, but this one was special.

The question has remained forefront in my mind since Birmingham. Almost 3 months ago.

How much anointing do you want?

Over the past couple of months, my heart and mind have been torn back to some of my old strongholds. The ones that used to give me comfort when I didn’t want to face real life. It’s not been pretty.

But God.

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking more about this question. How much anointing do I want? Do I really want God to use me to lead others? Does He have a plan that is so great I can’t even imagine it because of the clouds I allow to cover my mind?

Is fear holding me back?

More than ever in my life, I’m feeling a need to become as empty, clean, and pure as I can possibly be. Life is not about me, after all. My dreams? Not about me. My passions, desires, giftings… the very qualities that make up Paula… not about me. I was created to worship God. I was created to love Him, serve Him, and lead others to love and serve Him. To add to His kingdom.

But how can I do that when I’m afraid to step out and live the life He has put in front of me?

How much anointing do I want?

Am I willing to let Him change me into the purest of vessels, one that can only be filled with Him? Am I ready to allow God to put a block on ANYTHING that tries to come into my mind and heart that can only hurt me? Anything that is destructive to the kingdom? Am I willing to empty myself of everything harmful so that He can fill me with as much anointing as He wants?

How much anointing do I want?

How much anointing do YOU want?

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. – 2 Timothy 2:20-21


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