TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
LAUNCH OUTLuke 5:4
You’re kind of a big deal. People know you. You enjoy being the biggest fish in your pond. But what if there’s more?
The amazing thing about goldfish is that they grow to the size of the container they’re kept in. Put one in a small glass container and it’ll grow to about three inches, but if you put it in a huge lake, it might grow to three feet! What if God wants more from you?
God wants you to grow! He always has more in mind for us to grow into. Your ego probably won’t enjoy it, but it’s worth going through that old pain barrier called ‘getting over yourself’. If you reached the age of twenty-five and still weren’t at your full height, you’d probably get an appointment with the doctor. It’s the same with every other part of our lives: ‘So come on, let's leave the preschool finger-painting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ…’ (Heb. 6:1 TM)
And what else were you were put on earth for, but to grow in God and live in His ways? If you embrace this purpose as a young person, you’ll have a good head-start in life. Jesus said, ‘if you embrace this kingdom life and don't doubt God, you'll triumph over huge obstacles’ (Matt. 21:21 TM). The size of your faith shapes how you’ll do. Don’t stay small. Launch out into the deep.
Have you been hesitant about pursuing the way God wants you to live? Take this opportunity to ask your Heavenly Father to make you more like the you He has in mind. Then listen for His prompts throughout the day.