Monday, 30 January 2017 04:00

Breakthrough 93: Day 30

Written by Pastor Nelson Jones

Where are you most likely to act more independently from others (including God), in your strengths or weaknesses?

When we are well versed or well developed in knowledge and skill in an area, it often becomes a closed circle to more knowledge and influence! Openness to new information in those areas may be the difference between success and failure! In fact the difference between success and failure can be razor thin, like in this story from John 21:3-7 NLT. Simon Peter said:

"I'm going fishing". "We will come too," they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night. At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn't see who he was. He called out, "fellows, have you caught any fish?" "No," they replied then he said "throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you'll get some!" So they did, and they couldn't haul in the net because there were so many fish in it. Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, "it's the Lord!"

Most of the men in the boat were absolute professionals when it came to fishing, and here they are being confronted with new information and influence in their highest area of confidence. Their openness in their area of strength at that critical moment gave them the razor thin edge that created that day's fishing success.

God did not give you strong gifts and talents to become independent from others, but to serve others. Those fisherman were taking home a haul for their families because they had the high quality of humility in their strengths! Those fish were probably 10 metres away from where their nets had been, and they would've missed them had they not been open.

At the end of the story, they recognize him as the Lord. That Day he completed their strengths, he filled in the gaps! Be open and he'll do it for you too!

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