“He said, Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some. When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.” John 21:6
After Jesus had risen from the dead and appeared to the disciples things started to go back to normal. The Peter and some of the disciples decided to go back to what they used to do…fishing. They went out in the evening and started to fish. After fishing all night, they had zero success.
In the morning, Jesus comes along and tells them to fish on the other side. They did not realize who He was, but they tried it anyways. This time they caught more than they could handle and they realized it was Jesus.
When Jesus had told them to cast their nets on the other side, they could have argued with Him. They were the fishermen, not Jesus. And what is the difference from one side of the boat to the other? Yet, that is exactly what Jesus wanted them to do and they had great success.
In life, you may be trying to accomplish something. You are trying and trying and never seem to be able to get it accomplished. It may be something simple and common, complex and difficult, either way you are not having success.
The question is are you doing it God’s way? Are you doing what Jesus would have you to do? Whose plans are you following…yours, or God’s?
The plans Jesus may have for you may sound crazy and worthless, such as casting the net on the other side of the boat, but it is what He said to do. Always keep in mind that Jesus is the One who created everything that is. He always knows what is best. He always knows the best way to do things.
Are you trusting Jesus today? Are you listening to Jesus today? Are you doing what Jesus says to do today?
I pray today that you will hear Jesus in a new way; that you will know the plans Jesus has for you; that you will do what Jesus says to do; that Jesus will draw you closer to Him; and that Jesus will use you to draw many to Him.