Now, when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught. (Luke 5:4)
You have been serving God but you seem not to be making any progress, you need to make a decision, you can stay where you are for the next several years and remain in your misery or you can launch out into the deep.
Simon had fished all night and had caught nothing, he was despondent, but nevertheless at Jesus' command, he let down his net. Many of us have found ourselves in the same situation Simon was in, he launched out into the deep, what are you going to do, are you going to obey Jesus' command?
You know for sometime God has been speaking to you about launching out into missions, into ministering to youths, into full time ministry or what ever he has been speaking to you about.
You have been fishing all night but you still haven't caught anything, the truth is you are not going to catch anything because you are in the wrong place, taking up somebody else's place, because you are walking in disobedience.
Because you can't see into the future you are afraid to launch out. God is saying step out of your comfort zone and step into the faith zone and let your faith propel you forward. The Christian life is a faith life
You can't go with God and remain where you are at the same time, things are changing around you, but yet you hold back because of fear you are afraid to step out. Its time to do and time to go where you have never ventured before.
In the natural its easy to get discouraged, its hard to walk by faith, but believers are not supposed to walk in the flesh, you can't be a coward or a quitter. Time is passing you by, all you have to do is to begin to see what God is showing you through the eyes of faith and act.
Jesus told his disciples, if you have faith like the grain of a mustard seed, you could tell the mountain to be removed and it would obey you .The mustard seed is a very tiny seed, Jesus was telling his disciples the size of their faith was not the problem and likewise you don't need more faith , you need to exercise what you already have
So take a step of faith and launch out into what the Lord has told you. Keep your eyes on him and begin to see things around you change for your good
You are what the Word says you are.
You can do what the Word says you can do.
You can have what the Word says you can have.
Begin to believe that.
Begin to say it out loud in faith
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.