Have you ever watched good surfers surf?
They paddle out and maneuver into position before any waves can be seen. Then, a ripple on the horizon turns into a peak. The peak begins to crest right where they were waiting. They turn their boards around, and with one or two effortless paddles, they gently push, slide down the face, and the wave begins to carry them.
They make it look so easy because they know it’s not how much a surfer flails and paddles, but it’s about being in the right spot at the right time. It’s all about being in the sweet spot!
It’s the same for anybody who wants to be used by God.
So many times when we start out wanting to do something for God, we dream up a plan. We bring it to God and then ask Him to bless it. And we wonder why we’re left flailing and paddling, expending a lot of energy, but getting nowhere.
Jesus taught us that we are to observe where the Father is at work around us. When we see Him at work, we are to concentrate our energy on that. Jesus said, “I can do nothing on my own. But whatever I see the Father doing, that I do!” (John 5:19)
If Jesus could do nothing in His own strength–and He was the Son of God–how much more can we do nothing in our own strength!
Instead of flailing to try to catch that next wave, let’s place ourselves in that sweet spot where God begins to carry.
How? Start with fellowship with the Father. Personal devotion. Prayer. Daily Bible study. A heart that yearns for God above all things. We all feel dry in these areas from time to time.
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