Staying Small Was Never Part Of The Plan
If you’ve ever been told to
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
Take loud mouthed – salt of the earth – I’ll never deny you, Jesus
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
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
If the enemy had his way with Peter’s thoughts and actions
He would have made sure that Peter
But staying small was never part of the plan
Not for Peter,
First Church Planter
Was his BIG calling
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
“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
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
He has a great adventure for you, my friend
A great BIG adventure
Not in the bucket!
Than you ever imagined!
Even in your wildest dreams!
Pushing past ‘the rules’ that the other crabs make (whatever they are)
So start climbing out of that bucket , my friend!
Start sticking it to the man!
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
He wants you to
Staying small was never part of the plan