Most people prophecy the first thing they receive. We can actually prophesy a word of knowledge that God gave us as infomration. It is called prophesying the problem and has damaged more people’s lives than any other activity in the prophetic realm. Never give the first thing you receive. Don’t be in a hurry to prophesy. It’s not a race. You are dealing with sensitive issues in a person and can cause great pain. We must not feel that we have to get a word out of your mouth as soon as we get it.
From the book "Approaching the heart of prophecy"