TOILING ALL NIGHT
Writing this post became personal for me really fast because of how burdened I was going through this myself.
In 2017, I had just started understanding what personal development really means… How it works and the possible rewards.
So I went into a spiral of intentional learning.
I have an ability to learn really fast… And as much as it was a blessing, it was soon looking like a curse.
In 2018, I knew so much, did so little and had so little.
I was at a point of relative confusion. I didn’t know what to do… What to start. I was good at a lot already.
As a Christian, I started looking at an option that eliminates “mistakes”.
I didn’t want to do anything anymore… I wanted to pray until I knew exactly what my “purpose” is and then go ahead and do it.
I wanted to walk “in the will of God”
So I was going to take a pause, sit back, relax and not do anything till he “speaks”.
One day I was speaking with my mentor Elisha Mamman and he said something that moved me out of that intelligent ignorance.
“Being led by the spirit is not something that happens in a day. It is an every day walk. It is a daily lifestyle”
Looking back, I’m glad I listened to the inner voice.
Sometimes we are so concerned with knowing the will of God that we ignore what has already been written in the word.
We want an external voice coming from a burning bush when we haven’t finished obeying the ones already available.
So we pause, sit back, relax and not do anything till he “speaks”.
Can I tell you a secret?
You don’t have to be idle for God to speak to you.
You don’t have to be idle for God to use you.
Let’s look at Simon Peter… The rock.
His very first encounter with Jesus happened after he had toiled all night on the waters without any fish to show for it.
Does that look like someone that is lazy? That is not doing anything?
Some people would have gone home to sleep after the first hour of not catching any fish.
He toiled all night.
And it was at his place of “work” that Jesus called him. Not while he was idle.
Do you know that Jesus still asked for his service from his previous skill even after calling him?
But we don’t want to offend these people. So go to the lake and drop in a line. Pull up the first fish you hook, and in its mouth you will find a coin worth enough for my Temple tax and yours. Take it and pay them our taxes.”
Matthew 17:27 GNT
The skill still brought money even after he had been called.
Do not ignore the Word of God while waiting for the Word of God.
Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, replenish it.
Fruits come by planting, not by sitting in the middle of seeds.
What seeds are you planting?
How are you planting your time? Your energy? Your money?
You don’t need to be idle for God to speak to you.
Do not stop.
God gives increase… But Paul has to plant first… Apollos has to water sufficiently.
We serve a God that loves partnership.
Do your part.
Don’t stop pushing to become more.
I believe in you.
Believe in yourself.
To your continued Digital Productivity,