Is it the big one, Elizabeth? Redd Fox made the phrase, “It’s the big one Elizabeth” famous on the Sanford and Son Television Show. If there was some shocking news or unexpected turn of events, he grabbed his chest like he was having a heart attack while saying the phrase. We all laughed. Those that have had a heart attack know it’s not funny but, in another context, has anything attacked your heart lately? I mean has anything gotten down in your spirit, set your soul on fire, got your body in motion and/or kept you up at night? Has this big one caused you to develop a plan of action, do some research or make some phone calls? Is it the big one? Is this the big thing that you’ve really always seen yourself doing, having or being? If not, it’s not the big one. It’s a false alarm. The prelude to the big one. If it is really the big thing, the main thing and the dream thing for your life, you will do something. I hear people say all of the time, I’ve always dreamed of doing or I really want to do or I would love to do or one day I’m gonna do…BUT, I can’t afford to do right now. Well, even if it is not the right time for the big one, do you know all about it? Do you read books, articles, visit websites, go to the library and do research about that dream, vision, call or loved big thing? If not, that’s not it. Stop talking about it. I am convinced that people just like to hear themselves talk. Because if there was something that you really loved, desired and wanted bad enough, you would do something to get it, learn about it or layaway for it. Your actions will tell, not your mouth, if this really is the big one Elizabeth…
Partners for a Purpose
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. Luke 5:7 (KJV)
When my mother was about to cook something new for dinner, she would take the recipe to the store with her. All of the ingredients would be listed and she could just buy everything that was on the recipe. She didn’t have to worry whether it was in the kitchen cabinet already. She would buy everything she needed at one time. At home, she would take everything out of the bag and ready to cook the item. Simple. No problems and the dinner was great.
But, there are some projects that are not as simple as an entrée for dinner. Some projects take a team to complete. What if you had been working on a project for months? When it is time to complete the project, you have a disagreement or just an emergency arises and the people you counted on to help you suddenly can’t? What do you do? You first, pray. You second, pray some more. Then next you look around you for people who are willing to help you.
In the Bible, Peter was an expert fisherman with an actual fishing business. Jesus told him to launch out into the deep for fish. He did as Jesus told him. When the harvest of fish came in, Peter could not bring all of the fish in on his boat or his boat would break. Peter called for his partners with their boats to come help him bring the load in. God knew you would have a harvest to bring in. He also knew exactly the people that HE wanted to help you bring it in. My prayer today is that God bring the right people into your life but, that you recognize them for who they are, “Your Partners for a Purpose.”
Prayer: God bless my friends with what they need, who they need and when they need it to fulfill your purpose today!
Building the Dream Team – Book and Workbook
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