We’ve launched a new series here at The Dialogue Church called, SHARK WEAK. It’s all about following the ultimate Diver Jesus Christ as he teaches how to navigate the shark infested waters of life. Whenever you step into the waters of life and start swimming after your divine destiny there will be sharks in the water trying to keep you from it.
WE ALL HAVE SOME FORM OF SHARK-A-PHOBIA. GALEOPHOBIA. Whether you are a skark-a-phobe or not, you probably aren’t looking to go face to fin with a great white shark. Sharks are intimidating. They are scary. Most people don’t want to go face to fin with a shark. Let’s be honest. Most people have never been and probably will never be face to fin with a live shark…
BUT SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING, WE FACE SHARKS ALL THE TIME. IN FACT, LIFE IS ALL ABOUT SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS. LIFE IS ABOUT SWIMMING WITH A PACK OF PREDATORS.
WE ALL HAVE SHARKS IN OUR LIVES. WE ALL FACE THESE AQUATIC ASSASSINS, THESE UNDER WATER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
A shark is any temptation, tribulation, or troubling situation that is hot on your tail. These sharks want to eat you for dinner.
So, what’s your shark? What’s that temptation or tribulation that is nibbling at you right now?
Maybe your life long dream recently went belly up. Or Maybe your marriage recently tanked. Or debt has taken a huge chunk of financial flesh out of your underseas account. Maybe that addiction has your life feeling shipwrecked. Or you’ve been without a purpose in life for so long you feel lost at sea. Or possibly you’ve been drowning in depression and discouragement for years. WHAT’S YOUR SHARK?
I know that’s heavy stuff, but the good news is…YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
WE ARE ALL SHARK WEAK. We are all vulnerable to temptation. We can all get discouraged by a tribulation. The Bible says…
If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12 NLT)
In other words, don’t hide the fact that you are shark weak. Simply admit it to Jesus. Confess your areas of weakness.
Real strength begins when we admit we are weak. The bible says, When I am weak, then He is strong. God’s power is revealed in and through our problems.
Sharing struggles is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of wisdom.
So be shark smart, and admit, “I AM SHARK WEAK.”