As a minister in a small community, I’ve had to learn to play baseball in an unusual way; I’ve had to pitch, bat, run and try to score – all at the same time. “Impossible!” you might say. True, it IS impossible. Yet that is how I have felt at times: Setting up the sound system, sometimes play the drums while leading worship. Meanwhile, trying to do sound check and be sure that the worship time is accurate and allows people to truly worship God without distractions, interruptions; all along getting ready to speak.
Somebody once taught me to set the sound board just right so that it sounds the same every time and I would not have to adjust it each time we practice or play. This worked. But when the building is empty and the temperature is cool, then the sound changes along with a fuller building and a warmer temperature. Amazing how that is. So I learned to tweak things al little bit more – I taught one of my sons to work the sound system and power-point. Thank God for that minor yet huge adjustment.
In John 21 we find Jesus standing on the shoreline watching Peter and a few of the disciples trying to fish. Jesus asked them if they had caught anything. They hadn’t. He then asked them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat.
Without knowing the person ho was addressing them, they took His advice and went for it. A minor adjustment, that was. They caught so much fish that they had to have help from others to bring the big haul of fish to shore. What a profitable business day that was!
Adjusting our lives to God is one of the first things that has to happen in order to begin experiencing Him in our daily lives, and the constant steps to re-branding our lives. For some, it is simply following the advice of those above us. For others, it may require a major change in our job situation. Still, for others, it could mean making changes in relationships or maybe even a small tweak in the heart of hearts. Whatever the case, you can be sure that until we adjust our lives within “God’s required settings” we will not receive his full blessing.
Recently, as my wife and I were ministering to somebody, a lady nearby was listening to what we were saying; only for us to discover that God was also ministering to both ladies at the same time. Amazingly enough, what God was dealing with the other lady was about adjustments in her life. She was working hard at leaving God out of the equation of something she wanted to do. What she was doing was a good thing, but apparently she was out of season in God’s time table, and it was taking a toll on her life and family. The next day the second lady made her adjustments according to God’s agenda. The first lady was touched and blessed right there and then.
God knows the adjustments and tweaks that need to take place in our lives. Therefore, listen to your heart to see if God is trying to help you make those adjustments that may be preventing his blessing from flowing in your life today.
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Alex Colón, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Teacher, Pastor, Blogger and best of all, Husband and Father of 4. Living the re-Branded life