Staying Small Was Never Part Of The Plan

If you’ve ever been told to

Stay quiet

Stay seated

And

Stay small

Then this blog post is for you, my friend

Because when you’ve heard God’s heartbeat

When you’ve experienced His presence

Staying small was never going to be part of the plan

Period.

Take loud mouthed –  salt of the earth – I’ll never deny you, Jesus

Disciple Peter

He had experienced the very heartbeat of God

But when Jesus was being crucified

And a servant girl got all up in his face about him being one of His disciples

He said no

In fact

He denied ever knowing Jesus!!

“Aren’t you one of this man’s disciples? He said, “No I’m not.” (John 18:17 The Message Bible)

Big, bold Peter

Suddenly became small

Intimidation won

Tot-ally.

If the enemy had his way with Peter’s thoughts and actions

He would have made sure that Peter

Stayed quiet

Stayed seated

And

Stayed small

But staying small was never part of the plan

Not for Peter,

First Church Planter

Was his BIG calling

So

Why do we feel like we need to stay small?

When God asks us to do BIG things?

‘Tall poppy syndrome’ is rampant throughout our culture

This epidemic is what I can only describe as a bucket full of crabs

And one crab decides he’s going to get out of the bucket

He’s fed up with his ‘bucket life’

But as this brave, fearless crab starts to climb up the bucket

The other crabs pull him down

Away from the top of the bucket

Grabbing and using their sharp claws

“No crab leaves the bucket” they say

And

“Who does this crab think he is anyway?”

Their reaction makes the brave crab feel intimidated

Until the crab finally has no fight left in his beat up, bruised little body

And so he gives up thinking that he could ever get out of the bucket

The other crabs have made sure he

Stays quiet

Stays seated

And

Stays small

 

STAYING SMALL WAS NEVER PART OF THE PLAN

‘God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!’ Ephesians 3:20 (The Message Bible)

The good news is

God isn’t a crabby old crab

He doesn’t want you to

Stay quiet

Or

Stay seated

Or

Stay small

He has a great adventure for you, my friend

A great  BIG adventure

That’s

Not in the bucket!

It’s

BIGGER

Than you ever imagined!

Even in your wildest dreams!

Pushing past ‘the rules’ that the other crabs make  (whatever they are)

Will take

Courage

Passion

Grit

And

Purpose

So start climbing out of that bucket , my friend!

Start sticking it to the man!

(Or crab)

I believe you can do it!

But most of all

The God, who created the whole universe

Doesn’t want you to live a life

Of

Staying quiet

Staying seated

And

Staying small

He wants you to

RISE

Because

Staying small was never part of the plan

=)

Wendy xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Wendy Parker

Comment (1)

  1. Leonie Schlosser
    March 25, 2017

    Another awesome one, Love this, because you just have to let you Bouncey ( thing singer) out most likely spelt that wrong. Also true when there is injustices, and it appears we have no clout, stand up anyway. Because Jesus certainly did.

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