Perhaps you were called into a certain ministry, being told that you would be great at it because it is your destiny. You leave everything you know behind and decide to follow this dream. With all the zeal and enthusiasm you’ve got, you give your all to be what you have been called to do. But things are not going the way you expected. Frustrated, you begin to ask yourself, am I at the right place? Is this really my destiny?
Reality can be hard even when the future looks promising. You may be working at where you are supposed to but everything around you just seems to be screaming ‘YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!’ You may have met someone you liked and have prayed about him/her and you are convicted that he/she is the right person but every voice around you is saying that you are making a mistake because he or she has a shady past. So which way is it, you begin to wonder. East or west, north or south?
You may be struggling at work, at home or at school and it may seem that there is no hope coming your way but remember that your God who has brought you this far will not leave you halfway stranded. God is not done with you until His purpose for your life has been fulfilled and your life well-lived.
“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake” Luke 5:4-6 (KJV).
You may have toiled hard for the most part of your life and it may have yielded next to nothing but do not give up hope. The time is coming where the Master will soon prepare the harvest for you and tell you to let down your net. And just like Simon, your catch will be more than you can handle.
Sorrow might endure through the night but joy will definitely find you in the morning. No matter how things may seem today, know that your dawn is on its way and when it finally arrives, no one can snatch your joy away.