Thursday, November 7, 2013

Try Again; Try God

How easy is it to give up?
Very easy I say, especially when we remain in the natural (physical) realm. 

I just got home from a friend's church conference listening to one of these prosperity messages while God thought is awesome to sneak something totally off course in revelation. Let's revisit the story of Peter and the fishermen one last time; 

Luke 5: 1-7 NIV
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. 

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Now until yesterday, I did not realize how I would have felt if someone told me to try that "net in the water again" thing. The point the pastor was making at this meeting yesterday was actually a word of prophecy to someone who had gotten burned by real estate and he was asking him to give it another shot. You see, ish doesn't get real when we keep talking about the "Fishes" but bring it to practical living; that board exam you did not pass, that investment you did not succeed in, that boyfriend that did not end up putting a ring on it (lol), then things get real - the frustration rises and anything like the sound of "Try it one more time" begins to make your skin crawl. So we give up and convince ourselves it is not for us. 

This post is meant to encourage but more so to inform you that it is never the same with the God-factor. They say a man that does same thing over and over expecting a different result is insane. I am not asking you to be insane but rather to be wise and include God in it this time around. The Holy Spirit teaches and gives wisdom so all that what you did not have at the first, second or third try, you can have it now when you put God in the picture. Listen to the Holy Spirit and that voice of "Try Again", do not ignore! 

Jump all in and give it another shot, totally yielding to the directions of the Holy Spirit on how to handle these things. Try again; Try God!