Simon Peter had no idea that his obedience to something that seemed so small and insignificant could help him discover his calling in life, but it did! What little thing is God asking of you today?

 

i remember when i was at university my dream was to work in a church one day.  and be a youth leader.  they were my two life goals.

i had a big gap in my lecture schedule on a Thursday so i used to go and fold the church weekly newsletters.  back in the day we didn’t have flash printers that folded the newsletters themselves.  seriously.

so i would go and hang out in the office and fold the newsletters.  all of them. they needed folding – and well, i could fold.  it was a way to serve and make life easier for the staff.

it was a great opportunity to be around the church staff.  to have conversations with them.  to become friends with them.  to position myself  in their space and influence. 

i LOVED folding the newsletters because of this opportunity to be around them and to in my own small way, contribute to building the Kingdom of God.

anyway, to cut to the chase – when our youth leader stepped down i was asked if i would consider taking it on.

through folding the newsletters, saying yes to God to serve in what seemed such a small and insignificant way, i opened the door to my future and dreams  i developed credibility with the staff and grew by listening to them talk about God, church, life etc.

 

 

Don’t despise the day of small beginnings.  Be faithful in what opportunities are around you.  Be consistent and develop credibility and a record of faithfulness.  God will open the door at just the right time.

 

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Peter’s radical obedience to Jesus’ simple request ultimately resulted in him discovering the calling on his life.  Lysa Terkeurst // page 117 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN SAY YES TO GOD

 

The Lord’s request made no sense in human terms. Lysa Terkeurst // page 117 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN SAY YES TO GOD

 

we have to remember that Simon Peter didn’t know that something as mundane as lowering his net into the water would change his life – but it id!  and that’s how it can be for us.  our calling is revealed as we walk in daily obedience to Christ in the little things. Lysa Terkeurst // page 117 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WOMEN SAY YES TO GOD

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