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.” (Luke 5:5)
Peter was a failure, worn out and had already came to a conclusion that he doesn’t have in him what it takes to do the job. Exact same thought that infiltrates men’s mind often. For some it is in the area of job, for some it is family, and for some it is ministry. No matter where, we all need a leader to tell where we’re, where we can go and what we can become.
A leader is the one who always go ahead of his men, who climb on a cliff or a tree (take all effort to see what his men couldn’t see), visualize, then comes down and speak into them who they’re and what they would do! (Jesus climbed a mountain to pray every early morning, came down and did excellent service).
Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”
Peter was beating himself that he can’t even attract fishes and catch them – but his leader saw that he ‘s meant to attract and catch men! This is all Peter needed to hear – “And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.” (Luke 5:11); amazing – Peter had toiled all night to catch some fish, now he just caught boat-full and simply he left it for the word Jesus spoke about Him. Peter boat: $100, Peter fish:$50, Peter calling: Priceless. There’s something money can’t buy, for everything else use …(Hey, it’s fitting to draw from mastercard commercial).
All we need to know is “the next step” – not the whole 9 yard. A leader tells you the next step when you see nothing for yourself; if you can only trust and do what your leader says – you’re in an amazing journey to the destiny.
Jesus could clearly see the tired, filthy, no hope, no future, no plan, no vision Simon as an all capable Apostle Peter.
You got to have a leader to lead you. Now matter who you’re, you’ll get tired – hear from your leader, get up and keep moving towards the destiny.
Connect to your leader, learn the next step and just do it!