Some of these men and women are unique, amazing, used of God in a powerful way; but they don't fit in any churchianity profile.
These ordained of God men and women have been taught to stay in their place, wait their turn, find a place to serve (insert classic cleaning of the toilets line here) and allow the "leadership" to appoint them. Most often they are appointed to a place they have zero anointing for. They feel set aside, in neutral, purposeless. Neutered.
That's NOT the way it was in the Book of Acts. People went. They never questioned their place. If we are going to have an Acts level outbreak of the Holy Spirit, we have to put away the childish things that have trapped men and women with a legitimate call on their lives in a system that crushes their gift. Religion and the Church have insured a lack of fruitfulness in their gift. All this is done in the name of Order. All this is done in the name of hierarchy. Man does not always confirm what God has ordained. That is not God's plan. God Ordains, man Confirms. They even tried to KILL Jesus for declaring God's call on his life in the temple. Satan has no new plan. He is doing it today. Synagogues of MEN are still trying to put to death the call of God on HIS people.
Too many square pegs are stuck in round hole churches. They don't fit. They know they don't fit. They have no purpose. They are meaningless in ministry because they are called on to do what is not what they are called to do...by God. There are Round holes and those with round hole anointings need to fill them, just not with square pegs.
Not everyone is to be a preacher. Some are. Not everyone is called to teach. Some are. Not everyone is gifted in Apostolic Leadership. Some are. Not everyone has the gift of Evangelism, but some do. No everyone has a Prophetic call on their life, but some do.
The Square peg in a round hole church is meaningless. I have seen it. So have you. These poor souls are frustrated. They also become fodder for the ministry money machine to eat them up. They invest time energy and money to advance a vision they are not part of. They pour themselves into round hole ministry when as a square peg they were never called to this.
I believe I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, "It's time to clearly identify your purposes in God and begin to move out in them. IF the place you hang your hat in fellowship isn't able or willing to use the gifts God has given you, find a new place".
Some churches need to be emptied of the gifted able ministries resident in them. That might mean that attendance some churches drops by 80% or more That would be God and not you.
In the days to come God is going to place a burning in the hearts of his People that will only be quenched by doing the will of the Father. Keeping a church seat warm, standing, sitting, singing, clapping on cue, raising your hands and paying your tithe is NOT what you were created for.
There are many many ministries in the Body of Christ. The curse is KNOWING what yours is and finding zero opportunity ...... to use it. Here's an important question. One that the saints of God must answer. WHY BOTHER WITH CHURCH AT ALL if it's a place in which you have no opportunity to be what God equipped and gifted you for. What is the drive he has purposed in you? Empowered you with? Many saints would be better used walking away from "church" and finding a place of Ministry that fits them. I know many such. They will never darken a church door again. Yet they are passionate about Jesus. They are hungry to fulfill their God Ordained purpose.
Jesus knew this well: Luke 4 The woman at the Well:
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
This is what is about to happen. As we leave the church and go to the community following the great commission, (not go ye therefore, but as you go therefore) Preach, teach, make disciples. Do the work of the ministry. In some cases the purposes of God would be advanced if the Churches were emptied out and the people would simply GO find people who need Hope and show them where to find it.
That's what Jesus did and as a result he was filled, purposed and in the center of God's will.
That is your mission. GO. Get out. And if you are a square peg in a round peg church, then start to find a square peg place. Life is far too short and too many people are perishing because they are without hope.