While counselling him on matters of relationship, I told him, “I’m not really a relationship expert, but I find people come to me for counselling in this area.” His response communicated an undeniable truth; “Sir, but you counsel so differently from most of the relationship counsellors I know.” I know this because counselling is one of my areas of grace.

Friend, you have a garment in your peculiar area of grace and calling. There is the garment of destiny. It is the garment that stands you out in your particular ministry assignment. The Levites were to be dressed, not only for beauty but also for glory; the glory of their unique calling (Exodus 28:2). Wear your own garment of destiny. Never try to function in an area where you are not called. You only have an anointing for your area of appointment or assignment.

Like David, don’t try to wear the armour of Saul; it would not work (1 Samuel 17:39). Learn to be contented and secure in your unique area of grace. If you are a teacher, don’t try to function like a prophet or operate as an evangelist. God would express Himself best in you in your peculiar area of grace. Like Paul, magnify your ministry (Romans 11:13, Galatians 2:7).

One of the dangers of operating outside your area of grace is exposure to demonic attacks (Psalms 89:22). Your calling or anointing comes with His own protection. People often talk about demons, but we need to be more conscious of the reality of angels assigned to our lives and calling (2 Kings 6:15-17).

Whereas God clothes you with the garment of your calling, your responsibility is to keep that garment pure if you would operate in the fullness of the anointing. Keep yourself pure (SOS 2:15, Ecclesiastes 10:1, 1 Timothy 5:22). There are things that pollute the oil of God on your life. They are sins of the anointing; wrong relationships, talkativeness, exaggeration, immorality, folly, etc.

Wear your garment. Learn to consciously walk in your peculiar anointing. If you are an anointed minstrel, wear that garment. Don’t just sing, minister. As a teacher, get into the teaching anointing. Don’t only be apt to teach. As a creative person, tap into the wisdom of God for witty inventions (Exodus 31:1-6, Job 32:8, Proverbs 8:12). As a business person, stay on your lane (1 Thessalonians 4:11). Your garment identifies you among men and positions you for the highest level of impact.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria