Welcome to February where things are going to begin to pivot in your life. In spring of 2017 the Lord gave me a word it was be a season of pivot, or a pivotal season. Recently, the Lord began to remind me of this word. The amazing thing about prophetic words is they are multi-dimensional. There are some words that are time or season sensitive, but most prophetic word have layers of fulfillment. That's why you can write a prophetic word in your journal, go back and read it, and it hit your spirit different or breathes life into. Prophet words have dimensions and realms. Often times we only scratch the surface of walking out our prophetic words.
I don't always get or seek prophetic words for each month, but as I was praying about February I heard the Lord say, "This would be a very pivotal month". This is a hinge month that will set the course for the rest of the year. Pivotal is defined as of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else (dictionary.com). It's really important to pay attention to the spirit's leading this month, and the impressions, dreams, visions that he is showing you. He's revealing opportunities, showing you who will go with you and who will not go will you on your on the next leg of your journey.
I sense many have felt a little restless coming into the new year because it seems like not much is going on in the natural, but there is much go on in the spirit realm. I see that God has pulled you back to keep you hidden and to position you to launch. Isaiah 49:2 TPT says, "He hid me and protected me in the shadow of His hand. He prepared me like a polished arrow and concealed me in His quiver." The tension and the pressure you've been feeling is the tension of the pull back. The pressure is producing a greater measure of oil for you to carry into what's next. The greater the tension on the bow, the greater and further the launch will be. Stay positioned in the Father's hand, launch time is coming soon.
This month is very strategic and must be navigated with wisdom. There has been a lot of focus on 2, 22, 222. It's Daniel 2:22 season, "He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him." There is fresh revelation for you in this season. The Lord has a revelation and strategy for you to outmaneuver the enemy and be successful. In the year of the mouth, Outmaneuver means to outdo, defeat, or gain and advantage over by skillful or clever maneuvering (dictionary.com). It's important to stay close to the Lord mouth of the Lord to see and hear what He has for you. Proverbs 2:6 declares, "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." The Hebrew word for wisdom here is chokmah. It means skill in war, wisdom in administration. Knowledge here in the Hebrew means skills, perception. And understanding in the Hebrew here is tabuwn meaning intelligence, insight, teacher. Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding are vital to help you navigate your season and avoid the traps of the enemy. As you adhere to the Lord's wisdom, it will release new skill and spiritual intelligence you've not had before. It's time to update your spiritual intelligence and strategies. Last decade's won't do.
As a former basketball player, the Holy Spirit began to talk to me about the importance of a pivot. A pivot is a point of which something rests and turns, or upon and about which something rotates or oscillates (merriam-webster.com). A pivot gives you options. A pivot helps you to outmaneuver the opposition. A pivot changes your direction. The pivot can be a game changer. It's the pivot that will cause you to crossover into the promise of this season. As you go down the court of life armed with wisdom (skill), knowledge (intelligence), and understanding to face the opposition before you, be ready for the Lord to call a pivot. As you pivot it enables you to have the opposition on your back. This opens the way for you to crossover and go a new direction away from the opposition.
The crossover is your secret weapon. A basketball crossover is also known as an ankle-breaker, the crossover is a dribbling technique used to create space between yourself and a defender. It involves faking to one side and getting the defender to follow you before bouncing the ball back over to your other hand. This leaves the defender off balance and out of position, and leaves you open to take a shot, drive the lane, or pass. With enough practice, the crossover can be a deadly offensive weapon (wikiHow.com). In the coming days get ready to use your crossover. It's the ability to be fluid with the things of the spirit. We have to learn to be flexible, be ready to go when Holy Spirit says go, and crossover when He says crossover. Prepare yourself a pivotal season is upon us.
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.