Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people…. (Mark 1:17).
Sometimes Jesus asks us to leave what we’ve always known to follow Him. To leave our comfort zone and places of security and follow Him out into the unknown. I know this to be true because He asked it of me. I remember when I first started out in youth ministry I had no training, no education, and very little experience. The only thing I had was the Father saying, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
When God calls a man or woman, what they need more than anything is the anointing of God. No education, experience or training can overshadow the power of God in someone’s life. Yes, seek to grow in your calling by pursuing those things, but don’t lean on them. Trust in God’s Spirit to raise you up.
Now, God has called me out once again to come and follow Him. This time, it’s much different than I expected. I’m in a place of fishing for people that I never thought I would be. I’m learning that titles have very little to do with anointing and calling. I am learning that living in your gifts is what every Christian is called to do, in every season.
I have moments where I think to myself, “This is wasted season, if only I were_________. Then I would be more productive for the gospel.”
Sometimes God wants us to change one life, before 500. If we’re faithful to lay down what we believe is best to join with Him in changing one life, He blesses us with more.
What one life can you invest in today for the Kingdom of God?
Father, I trust you. You have called me out into deep waters and I trust you. Abba; daddy, thank you for your love. I would be lost without it. Thank you for this season of life where you have called me out to fish for people. Use my life for your Kingdom, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.