When you know God has given you something prophetic to share, either in word or print, your goal is to bring a simple, clear and uncluttered representation of what He intended to communicate. There will come a time when someone will attempt to hijack what you said and reinterpret your intent to reflect their spin on the content of your words. In a world where immediate social media interaction is available this can happen with ease and rapidity.
There is a danger in trying to correct each and every one of these misinterpretations. If you are not careful you can be drawn into heated and corrective conversations that leave God’s original intent behind as you are drawn deeper into a divisive interaction with those who challenged your words. Paul addressed this when he wrote, “ Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” (2 Tim. 2:23-24)
At first, it will be hard to walk away and leave these arguments alone. You will want to defend yourself and correct the error and misinterpretation that has taken place. Over time, you will learn the wisdom of silence. As your gift develops and matures and God begins to speak through you with regularity, if you are not careful, you can end up spending the majority of your time trying to correct the misconceptions of others that is fueled by their undisciplined thinking and quarrelsome attitude. This will cause your ears to be filled with the dialogue of a contrary spirit instead of having your ears filled with the revelatory words God wants to release through your life.