LEAVE YOUR NETS.
And they left their nets at once and followed him.’ Matthew 4:20
As I did my Bible Study, this verse screamed at me as I explored how Jesus found Peter and Simon his first disciples. The story of the disciple and how each off them was called is told over and over again. We’ve made songs and videos. We know it.
But what caught me was the obedience.
See they saw first-hand how amazing God was and they literally left everything they were doing behind and followed him.
Jesus interrupted their lives, and they allowed him. What happened in their lives was far much greater than what they would have experienced on the boat.
Sometimes, God really does come in and interrupt our lives and plans simply to get us to follow him. And if you’re anything like me, you hate being interrupted.
Maybe you’re on a career course or life course, and God has come and shook your life and asked you to go a different direction. It may be hard especially if you have spent a long time working on a particular path. You may even be angry! Wondering if God has ignored all the work you have done in one field and now He’s asking you to change your whole life.
It honestly feels a bit insane.
But we as believers must allow it anyway. The beautiful thing about it is that God sees way farther ahead than any of us could ever imagine. So when He redirects us, He isn’t doing it for His benefit but for us. And most importantly, it is all for His glory.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
God never plans for us to have bad things happen. He wants only good things to come to us. So we should see him redirecting us as a positive thing. We should welcome this change, take it all in stride and with our hearts truly focused on the will of God.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Romans 8:28 NLT
These distractions also work for our good. Because everything God does works out for good. It sure is hard to let God come in and crash your life, but allow Him to anyway. Pray that softens your heart to His word and His will. That a submissive heart, that you will be willing to allow His will to be done. Yield and surrender yourself more and more every day to the will of God and things will be well with you.
Let God interrupt your life today.