Let Down Your Nets
Let down you nets
Have you ever went through something and tried to figure it out on your own? Man, have I been there before and that can be a very stressful situation. The good news is that not only do you not have to go through situations alone but you also do not have to make decisions alone.
God cares about every detail of your life, even the things that we think are small. I mean, he knows the numbers of hairs that are on your head for goodness sake (Luke 12:7).
Adding Jesus to the equation of your problems will completely change everything. One of his specialties that I am a big fan of is his ability to take the impossible and make it possible.
There were some men that found out this same lesson when they encountered Jesus while they were fishing.
There were a multitude of people who had gathered to hear Jesus teach and because of the crowd he taught from a boat that he asked to be pushed back a little from the land. And I love what happens next.
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
Simon and his fellow fisherman had a problem. They had been fishing all night long and hadn’t caught not one fish. I am sure that they we very knowledgeable of how to fish and that their lack of catching fish had nothing to do with them. There were simply no fish in the area where they were.
What I love most about this is that Jesus did not tell them to sail out to a different spot or to do anything different that they had already done. All he said was for them to cast down their nets in the same exact spot where they had already been casting their nets all night long.
The difference was Christ himself. They did not need to do anything different to change the situation they only needed him who is the changer of situations to come one the scene.
You see my friend you also have been toiling all night over that problem, that circumstance, that lack, that sickness, or whatever it is that you are dealing with. But just like the fishermen all you need is Christ to come and change your situation. You can not change it on your own. You can keep trying but every time you pull up your net it will be empty. Only Christ can make something where there was nothing. Only he can make plenty where there is not enough. Only he can bring health where there is sickness.
Once you have allowed Christ the opportunity to change the problem your only stance is one of obedience. I know first hand that obedience is not always easy. Sometimes obedience can make you feel crazy, look crazy, and can just be down right scary to say the least. Obedience does not always make sense to our natural mind.
I am sure that it did not make much sense to Simon when Jesus told him to let down his nets. Matter of fact Simon only let down one net, but Jesus said let down your nets. He was probably thinking “okay sir I’m a let this one net down cause I know there ain’t been no fish here all night”. Either way he took a chance and obeyed despite the fact that he had not caught anything and that chance of obedience nearly sank his ship in abundance.
It does not matter what the situation looks like. At his word all that once was will no longer be. His word is enough to change it all. Let us not forget who we are talking about here! He is the creator of the universe.
So the next time a problem arises don’t ask your friend first, don’t ask google about it, and please don’t go talk about it on Facebook. Instead go to God first and let the situation changer change it all for his glory because he loves you.
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