Hello, Amazing people,
Happy New Month! It will be a glorious month for us all, in Jesus name, Amen. May we encounter God like never before in this new month, Amen.
The anchor scripture for today is taken from Matthew 4:18-20 NIV “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.“
What strikes you the most in this passage? For the purpose of today’s meditation, it is the last verse, the line that reads “at once they left their nets and followed him.” What Simon and Andrew did here should still serve as a guide for believers today. When someone tells you to follow them or calls you to do something, you would have so many questions, right? The logical approach is to ask questions before you even give a yes or no answer. I mean, it is normal to want to know why the person is calling you, what it is they want you to do, where you are going, how long for and so many other questions that will determine what your answer will be.
However, isn’t it amazing that these two did not ask any questions, they did not hesitate, they simply did as Jesus said? In an alternative narrative, they could have said to Jesus that they would come once they finished what they were doing. Instead, they left everything, at once, for Jesus. I believe this simply shows the level of faith they had in the one that called. It didn’t matter what Jesus was calling them to do or what they were doing at the time, Jesus came first, he was more important. Is he your priority too?
There are so many things God has placed in our hearts over the years that we have put on a long hold, unconsciously, because we are yet to exhaust our list of questions for God. We are still waiting on numerous answers from God to validate and clarify the vision and assignment before we take any steps. I want to encourage you today to leave everything and answer Jesus at once. It is really not about the vision, it is about Jesus, the one that has given you that vision. He is calling you to himself, to have a deeper relationship with him, a chance to know him more. And I’m not saying quit your job this moment to fulfil his purpose for your life. Answering God can simply start with setting your priorities right. Taking your personal time with God more seriously. Don’t delay any further, you don’t need to have all the answers, just put your trust in him and he will reveal all to you in due course.