An unforgiven hurt or disappointment will not only affect your ability to prophesy or to grow your gift of prophecy, it will hold you back in different areas of your life as well. When you can trace the blockage of a prophetic ministry to a hurtful even that took place in your past, then you are sustaining an old wound.
You can also see this in how you hold back because you are afraid of being criticized, hurt, or rejected. You may find it difficult to trust leaders or other people in the church to recognize or to release you in your gift. You are going through cycles, and you might move from one church or ministry to another, and yet you never get recognized or released to the degree you desire to be. You may also experience the same pattern of stepping out in the prophetic ministry, and then getting hurt or disappointed. It may seem to happen repeatedly.
Experience the Power of Prophecy as a gift to open your mind to receive the Mind of Christ.