As believers we always run the risk of having great zeal to do projects for God and try to continue them even when He is finished with it. We think, could this really be God telling me to stop? After all He did tell me to start it. If we listen closely to the Spirit of God, we will realize when the anointing for that project has stopped and it will become labor intensive. I do not mean there will not be labor involved in the project while God is anointing it, but that the work of the project becomes very difficult and frustrating, because the anointing has left.
There are two types of anointing that I know of. One being a life long anointing of say a prophet, preacher or evangelist. This kind of anointing stays on the person as long as they do not let sin separate them from the Holy Spirit. The next, is an anointing to do a certain work for God. He will anoint you for various tasks, like your employment or a writing project. In these cases when God is done He will take the anointing away. It is an important part of following God that we are able to tell when He is finished with a project. To continue on without the help of the Holy Spirit is doing what you can do and will not change people’s lives. When the work gets hard and it feels like the anointing is gone we must humbly seek God to be sure He is not finished with the project.
Father, thank You for Your great anointing power given to ordinary people to do great works for You. Help us to always be so close to You that we can hear You say it’s done when You are finished with the work you have given. In the name of Jesus, I pray.