“[Jesus] said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper,
and let down your nets to catch some fish.”
“Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night
and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”
And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!
A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat,
and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.
Have you been working tirelessly at something yet you just can’t succeed? Fill in the blank. I’ve been trying to _____.
- Make my marriage work.
- Lose weight.
- Get my business off the ground.
- Find a church where I can fit in.
- Conquer depression.
- Get out of debt.
- Develop close friendships.
“But Lord, I was awake all night working, and didn’t catch anything!!” Jesus says don’t waste your life by giving up.
Colonel Sanders, Abe Lincoln, and countless others failed or were turned down hundreds of times before they got their break. Edison tried a thousand versions of the light bulb before he invented one that worked.
Maybe this morning you woke up and thought about quitting. Don’t quit!