What a cat on a diving board can teach us about obeying Jesus

devotion for teens cat on a diving boardMost cats hate getting wet. If a cat was out on a diving board, it was most likely forced to be there. Have you ever felt like that cat when you’ve been challenged with something that Jesus asked you to do? You wanted to do it, but felt stuck, not moving forward? Do you currently feel like a cat on the edge of a diving board afraid to leap off into the unknown?

Many times, when we are challenged with something Jesus asks us to do, it can seem scary. However, if Jesus is asking us to do something, its for our good.

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In John 2, there is a story that talks about Jesus at a wedding. The workers at the wedding were challenged by Jesus’ mother to do whatever He told them to do.

His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” – John 2:5

Those workers probably felt a lot like that cat on the diving board. They weren’t sure they wanted to move forward with what Jesus asked them to do. It seemed like a lot of work, and it really didn’t make any sense to them. They needed some encouragement from Jesus’ mom to move forward and take that leap.

That’s true a lot of times in our lives. Sometimes the things that Jesus asks us to do seem like a lot of work or like they don’t make sense. However, if we just believe and take the leap, we’ll experience a miracle.

The guys at the wedding experienced a miracle. They saw water turn into wine. In the same way, God has miracles and great things for you to experience in your life. They key to experiencing those things is to take that first step and do what it is that Jesus is asking you to do.

So challenge yourself to not sit at the end of the diving board, but to dive right in. God’s got good things waiting for you when you do.


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  • riley h
    June 5, 2015 at 11:59 am

    i love this article