Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:00

Breakthrough 93: Day 10

Written by Pastor Nelson Jones

"What does God want me to do?" How about, "what does God want me to be?!"

Do you remember the famous scene from the scriptures portraying the call of the disciples at the seashore? He walks into their situation where they are comfortable and competent and says, I am about to turn your world upside down! It may have seemed that it was just a job upgrade, but there was so much more to it! They were moving from comfortableness and competencies to a world where they had neither of those.

Fishing for men is a lot different than fishing for fish. Jesus wasn't calling them into new skill development first, their calling was to become something new themselves! In one version it says,"I will make you fishers of men"! Gods work is always first about what he is making us, not the picking up of new skills. Doing without becoming is only a job, becoming without then doing is impossible! If they stayed within the fishing for fish business, it would not have brought the pressures, challenges and opportunities that ended up making them the men they became.

You may be attempting to stay within the fish fishing business in many areas of your life, not taking on the risk of the call of God on your life! Look at this scripture:

"it doesn't matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation."

Galatians 6:15 NLT

Circumcision represents the "do" part, transformed represents the "become" part. Don't make your faith a job, make it about becoming a new creature in Christ. A transformed person that brings transformation to all roles in your life! You can have the skills to make peace, or you can become a peacemaker! 

Do you know anybody who has skills they don't use? In life and in all of our roles, we practice who we are. So that day on the beach, the invitation was to be re-created, to become a new creation! So he wasn't offering them a new job, he was offering them the ability and the opportunity to become a new creation. One meant, designed and living for eternity!

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