Do you ever wonder if you’re doing what you were called to do. I think this is something that we often struggle with in life.
Am I with who I’m meant to be with?
Am in the job i’m meant to be in?
God calls us to live life to the full with Him, to do what we were built for, which I believe is to live every day with the Spirit of God inside.
If you are ever questioning your purpose, calling or direction ask, am I allowing the spirit of God o flow through my life.
In Mark 4:35-41 where Jesus demonstrated what it means to live life with the Spirit of God
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Now let me ask you a question, what is a boat built for? It is not built to be tied to the shore it is built to be pushed out into the ocean.
It’s not built for the shore, but it is built to sail it’s built for adventure.
You weren’t built for the shallows, you were built to be the boat in the deep.
Life with Jesus is meant to get your adrenaline pumping.
Sometimes we need to let go of that rope, we need to push of from the shore and allow the Spirit of God to take our life and guide it in the direction He has for us.
God longs to take you deeper. He says follow your heart, surrender to me trust my way. The boat was not built to be tied to the shore but it was made with a purpose it was made to sail. Invite Jesus into your boat, push off from the shore and life will never be boring again.
Now the bible doesn’t say that Jesus owned a boat so it is probably safe to assume that someone leant Jesus the boat that day.
I want to encourage you, hand your boats over to Jesus. Give Him all you have.
Give Him your gifts, your time, your talents, your future, your hopes, your dreams.
Give Him your all and your life will be host to the miracles of the king of kings. Just give your life to him and watch what He can do.
If you notice in the story the disciples are fearing for their lives, they are fighting to stay alive. They are bailing water out of the boat. I wonder if you ever feel like that in life, just trying to stay above water. The most you can hope for is that you can somehow survivor this.
Like the disciples you cry out to Jesus in the middle of the storm you are facing and with all the tender strength of his heart He stands majestically to his feet and the creator of the universe commands the elements back into order and the waves to lie down.
Jesus commands the waves that are surrounding you to lie down, and peace returns. Your lake is calm and you survive.
But you see in verse 36 of the passage that they weren’t the only boats on the sea that day.
On that lake and in that storm there were other boats, sailing to the left and to the right. That day who got blessed? The people crying out to Jesus yes, but the people on the left and the people on the right. When the blessing fell, it fell to the left and to the right. Some might have been friends some might have been strangers but they all got blessed.
God’s plans for your life are bigger than your life,
God’s plans for your boat are bigger than your boat,
God’s plans for your journey are bigger than your journey.
The plans are bigger than you think. Because there is a world caught in a storm, there are frightened people everywhere and they need Jesus. Every boat on the lake got to enjoy the blessing because some cried out to Jesus.
The miracles are for everyone you come in contact with, His love pours from our lives.
Through His love practically worked out in your life others can navigate their stormy sees. We reflect His love to others so that they can find their peace in Jesus. You are not the only boat on the sea today. Make sure that you surrender your boat to God so that His blessings can flow to others because of you.
What area of your life do you need to completely surrender to God?
Who do you know around you that is in the middle of a storm right now and what can you do to help?