God is faithful to speak. When someone asks God for a word, He gives one. I teach this to new prophetic people, because during my first year working on prophetic teams, I did not believe it.
When I was still learning how to hear God speak, I was on a prophetic team at the Harvest Conference. After a frustrating hour of ministering to person after person with little prophetic flow, I told the leader of my team that I was not getting words—God was just not speaking. My team leader asked me to not get frustrated, and instead to try something new. He said for the next person who comes to our team, start speaking a prophetic word and see what God gives you. He said to start with five words: ‘God is saying to you…’ and then see what happens.
Terrified to start a sentence without having the whole prophetic word, I told him I would try. A young girl came to our team, and I prayed for a word but did not get one. I knew the time had come to speak in faith. My voice was a bit shaky, but I started saying ‘God is saying to you….’ I had no idea what I was going to say next, but at the same time that I released those five words, I had a sudden vision of a butterfly breaking out of a cocoon, spreading its wings, and flying. It happened fast—faster than it takes to explain. I finished the sentence I had started and told the young girl the vision; I told her it meant she was in a time of dramatic transformation and new beginnings. She smiled as she told me God speaks to her through butterflies all the time.
I gave God five words in faith and He met that faith with exactly what I needed. God is faithful.