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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Launch Out

By Gillian Mc Donald

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

Gillian Mc Donald

A christian teacher who loves to read the word, pray and write articles about christian living, natural health and self improvement.


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