Sitting on the sidelines wondering when is it going to be your time? Pacing the floor, asking yourself the same question over and over again–“When will my time come?” Well, I’ve got great news for you. Your time has come! Yes, you heard me right–IT IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!
You’ve sat on the sidelines long enough watching the various players progress as they consistently, persistently pursued their purpose with passion. You’ve positioned and repositioned yourself; yet nothing has happened. I’ve got even greater news for you: I truly believe God wants YOU TO KNOW that it’s YOUR TIME to shine! Now is the set time!
So you ask the questions–“How do I?” “What can I do differently to really begin to shine?” “Lord, I’ve tried and tried and cried and cried.” Glad you asked. Silence those tears. Announce to the world that you’ve cried your last tear and move forward!
You’re probably thinking about now that you launched out and didn’t catch one single thing but possibly headache after headache. Oh yeah, and heartache after heartache. You’ve been pregnant a lot longer than 9 months: It’s been more like 9, 10, 11, 12 or more years. Cast your nets again and launch out into the deep.
How do you start to shine? Always begin with prayer asking for guidance and direction. Once you get that from on High, plow into it with such tenacity and determination that anyone that gets in your way has no choice but to move out of your way or get run over. It’s that serious!
Remember the song–If you can’t help me, please don’t stop me. Move out of my way. Don’t try to block me. I’ve got a race to run and I’m running it by faith. At the finishing line, I’ll see God’s face.
Run your race!
Think of a football game or better yet a race. Opposing teams/runners playing/running against each other, each with only one thought–We are here to WIN this game. We know that one will win and the other will lose BUT does that stop either team/runner from giving it their absolute best until the end? No, and neither should you. Remember you are in it to win it and win it you will!
Get up, dust yourself off, get passionate about your purpose, your goals, visions, and dreams. Get your fire back! You are not a wimp but rather someone handpicked, chosen and called for such a time as this. Own it!
Go outside your comfort zone. Get with people that are moving in the direction you aspire to go. In doing so, not only will you be blessed but your nets will burst causing blessings to go out to many others.
It is my sincere prayer that when we meet face-to-face, we are shining so brightly and the blessings are overflowing.
GET READY TO SHINE!
Luke 5 King James Version (KJV)
5 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: