Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Keep on Toiling
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 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. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. (Lu 5:4-6 KJV)
Don’t Give Up Now – Keep on Toiling!
Have you ever been on a long fishing trip alone or with a friend or group and caught nothing? To tell the truth – I have. The feeling isn’t good at all.
I can still hear the words of my then Youth Leader – “Nothing Yet? Nothing Yet?” with a little chuckle under his voice.
This was the case with Simon Peter. He and his team had been out for a long time and had come back to shore and were washing their nets having caught NOTHING. After Jesus had finished teaching from the boats, he gives some instructions to the boat owner – LAUNCH OUT.
This was a weird statement to Simon, from the mouth of Jesus. I love Simon’s response though.
“Nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net”
The passage of scripture tells us that after his obedience, he caught so many fishes, he had to call for help.
There is a lesson for us as readers. You can’t stop toiling now – there is a great reward for you after you launch out and keep on working. When the reward comes, you won’t even be able to contain it. It will be more than enough.
Success comes at the end of the rocky, challenging road, filled with hurdles. Even though large rocks and other hurdles may be in your way, don’t stop toiling. Even though at times you may have to spend time climbing over them – don’t stop toiling.
Simon Peter never stopped toiling even though he was discouraged having caught nothing– see what his obedience and ACTION got him – Success!
Jesus says to you – Launch Out! Go after that business dream, that university desire, that family house you want to build or what ever it may be.
You’ll make it friend – You just have to keep toiling and not give up!
Brother Khrystus V. K. Wallace
May God Add His Choicest Blessings to Your Life for Supporting His Work!