A Split-Second Revelation

A Split-Second Revelation

How much fruit can your branch hold?

A revelation came to me during prayer….I mean, a true lightning bolt, split-second revelation!

Burdened, exhausted and overwhelmed with the work God had called me to do… I was literally at a breaking point. Ever felt that way?

Maybe right now you feel like a branch weighed down with all your responsibilities, your family and the pressing needs around you. That’s exactly where I was.

During a time of prayer with two friends, the revelation hit me as I prayed,  “Father, You are the Vine and I am just a little branch…I’m clinging to You, knowing You will infuse me with strength.” (John 15)

It was at that moment that the revelation came. I saw my branch, attached to the Vine, weighted down and about to break. The heaviness I was feeling was not from the fruit born out of my attachment to the Vine, but from the additional fruit I had “tied on.”

This revelation pinpointed my problem and gave me an immediate solution, which was: Untie the “tied on” fruit. It became clear to me that this “tied on” fruit was the result of my doing, not God’s. I had said “yes” to “I should” and “I ought to,” adding on to the “good works God had given me to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

This revelation affirmed to me that my branch is strong enough to hold the fruit God ordained to bear through me, but not for the additional fruit I so easily can “tie on.”

Do you feel burdened, exhausted or overwhelmed?

  • Examine the fruit hanging from your branch.
  • Identify the “tied on” fruit, confess it and untie it.
  • Embrace this God-given revelation and watch your branch spring back up!
  • Share this word picture with a friend whose branch could use this kind of a lift!

  John 15:5;  John 17:4;  Ephesians 2:8-10

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Debbie McGoldrick is the founder of NBS2GO and blessed to be married to Mark and the adoptive mother of Melissa and Matt. Debbie is an avid collector of heart rocks and shells, a lover of color and always looking for a reason to go to the beach.


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