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It wasn’t MY plan

It was my plan to be a backslider and whoremonger when I became an adult. Stop looking like that. Tryna tell y’all the truth in here. Being a major part of church, ministry, any of that was not the plan that I saw for myself. K? When I say God probably really laughs when he thinks of what I was trying to do. He saw my plan but he knew His plan would be the one to manifest.

In 2006, I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, Ashlee Ma’Nia. By this time, anxiety had taken over and I was just a nervous wreck all the time. One night while pacing the floor. I clearly heard the words: preach, reach, teach. By this point, I knew I’d made to the end of the rope with this anxiety stuff because now I’m hearing things. This went on for a while. Years actually. It wasn’t until both my children were born that I let my Dad in on what I’d been hearing. I walked in my parent’s bedroom and he was lying in bed. I was on the verge of tears and my voice was shaking…”I believe the Lord is calling me to preach”. I stood there waiting for his response. To my surprised he smiled and explained to me how God has work for us all to do. And basically he told me do what God has said. I remember looking at my mom, her face looked like this was the last thing she wanted me to have to do lol. I was thinking to myself, AND I DON’T WANNA MAMA!!!! LOL!!!

Here I am now, ministering God’s word to women everywhere. In purpose. I had to go through some things to fully bring me here but I’m here. So when the question is asked, “Can women preach?”....I often go back to the night I first heard the charge from God. He didn’t ask me. He told me, with three simple words: PREACH, REACH, TEACH. And that’s what I am doing. It wasn’t MY plan but it was definitely God’s plan.

I want to leave this with you in closing.

‘In the last days,’ God says,

‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.

Your young men will see visions,

and your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:17 NLT

Also see Mark 16.

Until next time. Keep mending.

-Prophetess Lavonya L. Reel

Called, sent, and chosen by God

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