Nevertheless

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When I know and believe that things need to be done in a certain way, it is very hard for anyone to convince me otherwise. So I am an expert in audio editing, I can do it with my eyes closed (Really? Rawder, can you?) It is one of the many colours in my coat that I find joy in, I have been doing this for over twelve years and still find myself on projects that involve audio editing. Last week, this guy from church made a statement that came out as though he wanted to teach me how to do my job. I looked at him several times, told him how much I know the software, how it was an entire course in school, how many people I have taught to use it and how many jingles have my fingerprints on them. Okay we are good friends, so he just looked at me and told me; try what I have told you, it will not cost you anything. So I tried his style of doing things and behold! I just learnt an easier way to import my files.

Sometimes we miss out on opportunities and miracles because of our expertise. We tend to think that we know it all and we cannot be taught or told anything. I am reminded of when Jesus called Peter to be a fisher of men. Read all about it in Luke 5:1-11, Jesus got into Simon Peter’s boat and instructed him where to cast his net. Simon answered, ‘Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.’ When I read this answer, it comes out as if Simon Peter wanted to do it anyway just to show Jesus that they have tried everything and there is no fish. He was an expert, he had toiled all night and what else could he be told. But nevertheless, because Jesus said so, he decided to do it.

‘When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.’ (Luke 5:6) Exactly! This is what happened when he decided to do away with his knowledge, his expertise, and his experience; against all odds, cast the next where Jesus instructed him to. Simon Peter and the other fishermen knew how to fish and where to fish, but they and tried all night and caught nothing. Jesus made the difference; obeying Jesus made all the difference. Remember the same Peter obeyed Jesus again and against all odds, he walked on water.

There are times when God commands us to do things that we don’t feel like, some look stupid and ridiculous. We need to come to that place like Peter and say, it does not make sense, things are never done like this, but because the master has instructed, I will do it anyway. God always sees what we cannot see, He makes way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. No matter how good you are at it, your wisdom and knowledge will never surpass that of our God. Trust Him, obey Him, follow Him; nevertheless.

Selah

2 thoughts on “Nevertheless

  1. this is so me. most of the times are the times when i want to use my own knowledge when someone is offering me his\her assistance. It has been a big struggle and i pray that i will be able to listen to voices when trying to offer help.

    Thank you for this piece. Baraka!.

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