Its not a time for caution
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
The stakes are high, time is short in this broken world and the big heavy rescue boats (church institutions) take an age to turn don't they? Some are stuck in harbour having a refit. The big vessels seem to take an age to accelerate and an age to respond to what God is doing. Its time for small boats and its certainly no time for caution!
Maybe you have felt this in your spirit, this urge from God to venture out alone or as a small group. Your heart is broken for those that are waiting for rescue, waiting for the ship to turn to pick up the lost. Maybe you are sure of the calling on your life. You have heard the masters voice; the engine is running and you are casting off. But then that religious spirit rears its ugly head. "What qualifies you to do this?" "What about the covering of the church? "Its not safe, its not wise!"
I'm reminded of Christopher Nolan's film Dunkirk. The Admiralty wants to commandeer your boat, it wants to bring it in line with its strategy and its pace. But you know that God needs the agility of the small boat, to change tack at a heartbeat as the Spirit leads - to swoop into the bloodied waters and offer life to the lost.
Can I encourage you - you know your shepherd and He knows you. This is not the time for caution. The lost are drowning amongst the wreckage and the flames. Press into Jesus, answer His call on your life. And yes it seems impossible, the odds are stacked against you. But with God, all things are possible.