Devotionals Saying Yes to God - Mike Thakur

I’ve recently had to say yes to God on something that he’s been nudging me on for probably three weeks or so. I’ve really wrestled with it because it’s such a ridiculously big thing.

I started to have those thoughts like… Okay, now I’ve said yes, but what’s gonna happen next? Do I have enough money or time to pull this off? Then it made me think about the verse in the new testament:

Matthew 14:13-14

13When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Jesus had thousands of people in front of him and the disciples come to him and say, “Hey Jesus,” or J, or whatever they called him, “The folks are hungry, and we should let them go.” Then Jesus looks at his disciples and says, “Dude, ya’ll go take care of this.”

In that moment, how did they feel about saying yes to God? Because it doesn’t appear that they just jumped up and down with joy and said, “Sure Jesus, we’ll go feed all five thousand people. No problem.” They were probably thinking the same thing you or I would be… How in the world are we going to feed all these people? It would take a years worth of wages!

And you know, Jesus being Jesus says, “Well you know what, just sit the people down in groups and let me show you boys how to do this.”, and he just gives thanks.

You can’t escape the fact that it takes faith. It takes a jump or leap of faith, and I want to encourage you today. As you’re thinking about whatever God is asking of you, whether it’s a small thing for today or a big thing for tomorrow, pray on it. Noodle on it. If it feels like God, smells like God, and looks like God, it’s probably God. So take that step. Take the leap. Don’t miss out on the future God has planned for you, as he flexes those faith muscles and tries to strengthen them. That’s today’s big test. Tomorrow, you’ll laugh at an even bigger one that comes along.

Until next time, go out there and be amazing!