I don’t claim to have gone very far and have risen so high in ministry but i can tell you, you need the grace for humility to survive what men can do to you when you are truly anointed.
There were many ways God brought people to their knees to humble them.. Example, Nebuchadnezzar was brought low like an animal for seven years. Herod the proud fell and died and maggots ate him..
Am saying this because God can give you an anointing and you will step into the world of many ignorant people and sometimes the joy from looking like a celebrity , your business sky rocketing, your life carrying all kinds of graces, the Bible says “let it not be that when you have built houses, when your barns are filled with plenty, that you will say my power has brought me these. It says but thou shall remember, that the Lord gave that ability.. Your ability to remember the Lord is humility..
I have cried to God again and again and said “Lord what ever you will bring to my life that will make me forget that you gave it to me, may I not have it.. May it never come. It’s a prayer that I pray and will continue to pray for the rest of my life.
Some of us really need to pray and say Lord purge me from pride..
there is nothing to be ashamed of, it has nothing to do with you being bad..
Many of us, you are like an arrow waiting to be lunched out with great anointing but remember Jesus said
“If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to myself”
And John said:” that I may decrease that you may increase”
I remember many years ago a dear man of God met me and said, apostle with the level of your grace, you need to stop underutilizing yourself, you should do ABC.. I just said thank you..
the anointing and revelation is not the only thing that keeps you in ministry, some people exhuasts their revelations and don’t know what else to preach in a year.. The excitement of young ministers these days amazes me, everyone is teaching and after a short time you have finished teaching from Genesis to revelation and don’t know what else to preach. That is when they become stranded and wonder how someone can be in ministry for fifty years and still have something to say.