I heard a story about an aquarium owner once.
I don’t know why but he put a barracuda in the same tank as a goldfish. Under normal circumstances, a barracuda would devour a goldfish in no time. But this tank didn’t have the normal conditions.
There was a clear glass partition separating the goldfish from the barracuda. Like a snake ready to strike, the Barracuda would circle round and round and round until he felt the moment was right…. And then BAM! He smacks the glass wall like you have when you tried to walk through a recently windexed sliding glass door. There was no meal for him this time.
Maybe a couple of hours later he would try again to no avail. And the next day, he would fail again. The aquarium owner got used to the ‘thud’ sound of the barracuda hitting the partition.
Then there was a day where the owner heard no sound coming from the tank. He checked and seen that both the goldfish and barracuda were doing fine; it was as if the barracuda had given up.
So the owner removes the partition.
And the barracuda could have success… if he just tries one more time.
But he never does.
And he never finds success.
What if you are just one more try away from the breakthrough you have been praying for?
One more job application to land your dream career.
One more creative idea to be validated and fulfilled.
One more invite to church for the lost family member you lose sleep over.
One more prayer to God until all Heaven breaks loose in your life.
So many times I think we give up when we aren’t called to give up. We are called to keep going.
And you might find out that the barrier that has held you back in the past has been removed.