Inspired by Luke 5: 1-11-After a long day of grueling, watching and waiting for a harvest of fish the results we less than positive. Simon and his undoubtedly were exhausted from their day out on the boat. I can imagine that they began this process that morning and decided to bring the process to an end that evening because the results were less than fruitful.
Just as they were calling it quits, in comes Jesus instructing them to recast their nets but in deeper water. As a result of their obedience, Simon and his crew received unexpected results they were unable to accommodate. Talk about an overflow!
For a number of people the last 3-5 years have been very unstable. Many people have lost jobs, homes, income, and even faith. It is my belief that over these last few years that lessons in patience, long-suffering and resilience were to be learned as a result of the current times we live. Faith just as love is an action word. It requires that we move upon something in order to see or receive its results. Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that without faith it is impossible to please God, yet so many of us operate and live faithless and hopeless lives. (me included)
Is it because of disobedience that we struggle with, that causes us to feel unworthy as Simon did? Is the wedge (sin) that we drive between ourselves and God that allows us to ponder whether or not God will acknowledge the exercising of our faith? One word-FEAR!
Fear enslaves us to procrastination, worry, doubt which causes us to be less productive in fulfilling purpose F-finding E-every A-applicable R-reason not to do what we are called is a form of disobedience and disobedience is a form of pride and ego where we E-edge G-God O-out.
Today I join others in exercising faith a bit more than the norm by taking steps in unchartered territory, learning a new skill, studying and researching my purpose for perfection, and trusting my leaps of faith equipped with obedience will produce unimaginable and unexpected results because I trusted God!
Discover the Royalty Within,
“Ms. Queenly and Confident”