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When God Goes Off Script | by: Min Dominique Williams

Updated: Jun 29, 2019



A few Sundays ago here at Transformation Christian Fellowship was amazing, truly a Sunday to remember! Granted, every Sunday worship experience here at TCF is awesome, but this one was extra special! What made it so special? God completely ruined my plans and replaced them with His own agenda! Let me explain: I was scheduled to preach this last Sunday of November! Notice I used the word “scheduled”. Back in October, Pastor Brandon told me I would be preaching on the first and last Sundays of November. I had already preached back in July so I was excited to bring the Word again to the partners and guests of TCF. The 1st Sunday of November went as scheduled: I preached a message entitled “On Faith I Stand”! With one of two scheduled messages already done, I was more than ready to release this second one to the congregation! Then, Sunday morning came…

As I started to look over my message, I sensed something unusual in my spirit. I couldn’t explain it thoroughly, but I sensed that God was going to move powerfully in our service that evening, and my already prepared message didn’t seem to fit anywhere in that move! Pastor B confirmed my suspicions when he texted me a few minutes later saying, “I feel something weird in my spirit about service tonight; I’m sensing a prophetic move from God!” I replied saying, “Me too!” He replied saying, “Be prepared, because you may not preach tonight! You may not say what you’ve already studied!” I immediately started praying; I had no idea how God was going to move, but I was determined to be ready for however He decided to use me in the midst of that move! My personal prayer time transitioned from me praying in English to praying in tongues, which transitioned to God speaking back to me with some powerful revelation (don’t you love it when God talks back to you?)! After that one-on-one encounter, I was about 99% convinced that I wasn’t preaching that evening, and oddly enough… I was fine with that!

Fast forward to the beginning of service, and my heart is heavy with anticipation! I’m pleading with God saying, “Lord, please prepare me for what you’re about to do tonight. I just want to be ready” and He tells me, “Just wait on Me!” Praise & worship starts and the Transformation Worship team is lighting the place on fire…not literally, but you get my drift (if you don’t believe me, watch the Moment of Transformation Worship clip on our YouTube page). As we go higher in worship, I am now 100% convinced that I’m not preaching tonight. To be honest, I had a very brief moment of disappointment: I was really excited to release the message I had prepared! It stirred me up as I was studying, so I knew it was going to do the same to my family. But I quickly got over myself: the presence of God was heavy among us all, and I wasn’t going to miss out by focusing on a message that I could easily preach at another time.

From praise & worship, Pastor B led us into community prayer, which transitioned to him prophesying over one of our new friends, and me! Talk about shocked: I woke up Sunday ready to deliver a word, but God saw fit to give me a word instead! And it was much needed! Not only did the accuracy of the prophetic word break me down, but the power of God flowing from it! I live for prophetic moments; they serve as a constant reminder to me that God sees, hears, and is in tune with the present reality of my life! From there, Pastor B led us into a time of corporate intercession: no music, no instruments, just the voices of the saints crying out to God, exalting His name, and praying in the Spirit! I couldn’t even describe this encounter to you if I tried; all I can say is that it’s the power of God! As Pastor B concludes service, he calls me on stage to release a brief Word from the Lord on the spot! No pressure, right? Nevertheless, I released what God had been stirring in my spirit all afternoon & evening: “stop hiding, and expose yourself!” I’ll just let you all reflect on that, without telling you everything else I said.

So...what did I learn from this past Sunday? God runs the show! He’s not obsessed with the order of your service as much as you are! While there’s nothing wrong with having a structured and orderly service, we must remember that we aren’t the ones directing it, God is! We aren’t the stars of the show, He is! We follow God’s lead, not our own! We are simply vessels that possess the distinct privilege of being used by Him! We cannot be so confined to the structure and order of a service that we don’t leave room for God to move however He sees fit! Pastors and ministers of the gospel: I know you spend countless hours preparing messages every week, but you must be open to receive and deliver new revelation from God, and be sensitive enough to discern when He’s going off script, excuse me, your script! Worship leaders, I know you spend hours assembling that set list every week, but you have to be open to receive and release new songs from the Lord, ones that can’t be found on any recording! As believers, we should come to church ready and expecting God to move in new, supernatural ways! One of the reasons why the church has become so stagnant is because we’ve stopped believing God for the impossible, the intangible, and the indescribable! The very fact that He is alive & indestructible, unlike other gods, qualifies Him to do the impossible in our lives! Some of the most powerful and memorable moments of our lives are the ones that were unscripted…


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