I was told that if you want different results, you have to do something different. I am getting ready to do just that. Different for me is leaving behind the big cities of Atlanta and New York that have been my place of abode for the years that I have lived on this big earth. Different for me is going to a place where I know no one.
Why – why – why – why ??????????????
To find my life I have to lose my life.
I did everything I was told to do. I have the degree’s – I have raised very nice kids – I have raised plants, dogs, cats, fish, birds, children, men. I helped many along the way, opening my home to others, feeding the homeless, community and church work, cooking and cleaning, working on jobs that left me emotionally drained and physically exhausted. I have closets full of business suits, coats and heels but only three pair of jeans. I have accumulated a lot of stuff that I have to take care of and keep clean, most of which is in storage. Everything society said to do to have a successful fulfilling life, I did.
Now an opportunity has come it appeals to me at this season of my life. I want simplicity. My life was starting to feel so complicated. I need to sort out what I want from the wants of others. I want to find out what is relevant to me as opposed to what I’ve been made to believe is relevant. I have sacrificed me to others so long, I don’t even know what I like or need separate from the opinions of others.
I’m launching into the deep. Sink or Swim; are my only options. I am going to swim. I have to. I have to save my life and lose it to the life God intends. After all these years, it’s about time.
Come on Jesus, Come on Holy Spirit, let’s do this. Together.
You lead, I’ll follow. I’ll do it Your way this time.
I trust you. Completely.
Luke 5:1-11 King James Version (KJV)
5 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
- Luke 5. Jesus calls the first Disciples. Four fishermen called as Disciples (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- “I will make you fishers of men” (savedbygraceblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Jesus was wearing my pants at the Comfort Inn. (convictionsetc.wordpress.com)
- Red Letter Year: 1/14 (mikeraburn.com)
- Going Deeper (genesisone.wordpress.com)
- Come and dine 111312 (carrlanebaptist1988.wordpress.com)
- Rock Bottom Principle #1 (adumois.wordpress.com)
- Following Jesus (thefoundation725.com)