One of the great things about reading and studying the bible is that you can get new revelation about a story that you’ve heard over and over…and over again and see things in a brand new light.
That happened to me when I was helping Ashli complete a kid’s bible study worksheet and she had to answer the question, “What was Jesus’ first miracle?” We went to John 2 and read the story of Jesus, His mother Mary and some other people at a wedding reception that ran out of wine. (what a travesty!) Mary turns to Jesus and says, “Oh lawd — we’re out of wine! What is we gon’ do?” Jesus turns to her and says, “Ma, that’s not my problem. It’s not my time to do anything supernatural about that yet — chill.”
(Of course, I’m paraphrasing in my own vernacular.)
But Mary, knowing something that Jesus didn’t know yet, took a step in the right direction to put Jesus in the position where He had to operate in the gifting and calling on His life.
“But His mother told the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:1-5)
As a result, Jesus performed his first miracle of turning ordinary water into some of the best wine the people had ever tasted.
There are things we are called to do — special, great things that God has purposed in us to start (or even complete) that we haven’t done. Why? Because we’re waiting on something.
That may be the right time, the right amount of money, a word or sign from God, or a good pep talk from our closest friends and family.
As we can see, even Jesus, although He knew that He was here for a special purpose, was waiting for something.
Mary gave him the “go” He needed to go ahead and step out into what would be the most impactful ministries of all time.
I believe that every single person reading this knows what they’re called to do or have some kind of idea. You have that dream, that goal, that thing that’s been nudging you and you’ve just been waiting for a sign or situation that gives you the green light to move forward.
This is your green light. Go.
On the Chase,
7 thoughts on “Go.”
ON THE MOVE!!!! This has inspired me to keep going!!!!
Yes! We can do it. Just needed a little nudge!
But What? Is that left for each of us to discover personally? Not at all, for the Bible gives us a direct command from Jesus. it says @ Matthew 28:18-20 ” And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”
Agreed! We ALL have the command to go forward and do the work of the father. HOW we do that and in what arena or capacity is contingent upon God’s plan for your personal life. Whether you’re a banker, teacher, or a police officer, as believers we are to teach the gospel and be a light to the world. That’s why Paul said we are one body with many parts, each part playing a specific role in the body. Great additions, Judith!
Alisha! This is so on time..and I love how you broke it down!! Reading your postings the other day about the reality shows that are really objectifying women etc, really stirred me this morning and then I got in the car and heard them talking more about change when it comes to these shows and how it impacts our youth. I have been in a holding pattern for the last 4 months and I feel that this blog..might be my green light to continue on this empowerment movement and create social change..which has always been my passion! Thanks for being such an amazing vessel..God bless!