6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
Bringing transformation to people’s lives should be our life’s mission. Peter and his friends’ fishing trip was futile. Very timely Jesus came to their life. Jesus had to show them that its not their skill and ability that matters but God’s grace that matters. You can multiply not by your skill alone. It’s only when you submit to God that our resources multiply. Its when we surrender our abilities and life to God and obey all that He teaches us that we see fruit.
Like Peter, He keeps pushing us into deeper waters until we finally find ourselves out of our depths, navigating unchartered waters as agents of the Kingdom. For Peter it was not the catch that amazed him but the realization that Jesus was no ordinary man. He was the Lord that could offer him what men could not offer (Luke 5:8).
It is important to ask ourselves where are we now and where do we want to go. If we don’t know, we are like Peter who is cruising and whose boat is drifting and not navigating. We keep thinking where we are now and spend less time planning where to go from here. You must make sure where you are heading. You can only have the answer if you give Jesus full charge of your boat not just to use but to guide you how to navigate to uncharted waters where you will find fulfillment and satisfaction in fulfilling your life mission.
With Jesus as your commander, you lack nothing.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Sanctification and transformation is progressive. We, like Peter, have to see our future through the eyes of faith better than we are taught by our father. Our life should be deeper and richer. The Lord will perfect that which concerns us (Psalm 138:8). Like Peter we should allow God to lead the way. Our mission is to be fishers of men and to disciple them so that they will eventually bear the image of Christ which is what we are created for (Luke 5:10-11).
How you conduct yourself before men is a reflection of how submissive you are and how you reflect Jesus. May our life be pleasing to Him.