“When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break.”Luke 5:6
What have you been waiting for God to do in your life? Does it seem like He has forgotten you? Have you wondered, “Why is God taking so long?
I am waiting on God
I know the opening title may have shocked some people, especially coming from a minister. If you have gone to church or hung around Christians for any amount of time, you may have heard someone say, “Wait on God.”
Some have used the phrase to sound overly spiritual or express their seemingly closeness to God. I will be the first to admit that I have used this phrase repeatedly because I thought it was the thing to say to let people know I was waiting on God.
Don’t get me wrong, we are to wait on God’s direction, but we are not to wait like we are waiting at a bus stop for bus 101 to arrive. When I talk about waiting I am talking about waiting like a server at a restaurant. A good server is constantly moving taken care of his customers while waiting for their meal.
I believe sitting around waiting on God to open some magic door or do all the work for us is the heart of many of our unanswered prayers. We have become victims to the phrase “I am waiting on God.”
Luke 5 gave me the answer to waiting.
In Luke 5, Jesus asks Peter to launch out into the deep waters and let down his nets for a catch of fish.
This challenged Peter’s thinking because it was customary for fisherman to fish at night. The reason for night fishing was because the fish did not come to the surface of the water during the day because of the heat. Fisherman would fish in the evening into the early morning when it was cooler for the fish to be closer to the surface.
Jesus was requesting for Peter to do something he had never done before. He asked him to break the rules for fishermen.
In the beginning Peter did what most of us would have done, He gave Jesus an excuse. After realizing who He was conversing with, he decided to take Jesus at His word and launch out into the deep water.
Peter only received his over flow when he took action. When he decided to take action something phenomenal happen, he caught a multitude of fish that his net broke. Not only did his net break, he called his partners and they filled both boats that they began to sink.
Stop waiting and take action
What if Peter would have decided to wait? He would have missed his catch of fish. What overflow blessings have you missed because you are still waiting on God to move?
If you are waiting for God to magically make your vision come to pass, you are terribly mistaken. If you are waiting for Him to do all the work while you reap the benefits, you have it twisted.
God has done all he is going to do. Just as Peter received his over flow, you can receive your overflow when you stop waiting on God and take action on the assignments He has given you.
Question: What do you need to stop waiting for God to do and take action? Leave a comment.
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