But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening,encouraging and comfort. Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
1 Corinthians 14:3-4
So I’ve been writing for Breath on Paper for about six months, give or take. I’m sure you’ve learned a lot about me on the surface such as my writing style, some details about my family, a few of my daily struggles. All of that is fun and games, but I believe it’s past due time for you to know the real me, right down to the nitty gritty details. You might be asking, “Well, why don’t you just put this in your bio?” and I’ll get to that!
First of all, I’d like to address my ethnicity, which is half Hispanic, half white. This raised a lot of issues for me growing up, inclusion, exclusion, yada yada you get it. I’ve always been a mess, both mentally and physically. I can never seem to get my brain on one track, it’s trucking right along at 100 mph on about 10 different roads. The same way my brain is messy, so is my room, and car, and bathroom..Like I always make these commitments after I clean up to KEEP it clean, but that never happens. (like this post if you agree) I say all this to say, that I really don’t have it going for me. I was an average student, with a few close friends, definitely not the prettiest girl in school, or the smartest. Like I said, average.
But it was always weird growing up, because despite how average I felt, I was constantly told things about myself and my future that seemed impossible. I mean who am I kidding, they still do. I still remember my 8th grade world history teacher telling me after hearing my name for the first time, “That sounds like a celebrity name, don’t forget about me when you’re famous.” Well, Mrs. Bailey, I haven’t forgotten about you, but I’m also not famous! I’ve had coworkers tell me I’m “made” for TV and they could “see” me being a big name, my stepdad (before he was ever my stepdad) called out a lot of leadership in me that I never saw in myself and himself suggested that I start auditioning for TV roles. I can still remember one day in particular when my stepdad was praying over me and said something along the lines of, “She is going to be a world changer, for your kingdom.”
..and I kinda rolled my eyes and thought, “sure.”
It wasn’t until a few years later that those same two words were spoken over me for the second time, “world changer.” And this time, by my very own mentor. The woman who was literally called to be the one who speaks truth and wisdom over me, said the exact same phrase I heard 2 years prior to ever meeting her. I’m not gonna lie, I was a TAD freaked out.
So what’s my point? Well, I’m the last one to write on prophecy, and to wrap it up I wanted to leave you with some insight. Just like Cheryl said (click here to read), prophecy today is much different than prophecy in the Old Testament. People don’t just walk around predicting the future the same way they used to. A prophecy over your life might very well be a spoken word over your life that you’ve heard countless times. I had no idea when all those teachers and friends were speaking things over me, that it was actually the prophecy of my life revealing itself. Maybe the prophecy of your own life, has already been prophesied, and it’s just yet to unveil itself in a full spectrum of light. –Arrianna
Arrianna is a happy-go-lucky young lady who enjoys spreading the love of Jesus through: fashion, youtube, and writing. One day she hopes to be a wife, mother, and friend, but most importantly, a world changer for the Kingdom of God. To read more about Arrianna, click here.