Business person, listen to Jesus!
February 19, 2016
“Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
Jn 21:5 NIV
The Bible tells us: “Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’ ‘No,’ they answered. 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. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’” (vv. 4-7 NIV). Is your business failing? Is your back to the wall financially? Look at Peter; he’d fished all night and caught nothing. He was tired and discouraged, just like you. Then Jesus started talking to him, even though Peter didn’t recognize Him at that point. And Jesus gave him an instruction that didn’t seem to make sense. “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” Peter may have thought: “Lord, respectfully speaking, you may know a lot about preaching but you don’t know much about fishing! If the fish aren’t biting on the left side of the boat, they certainly aren’t biting on the right side.” When you ask God for a miracle, He may give you an instruction that doesn’t gel with your thinking. And when He tells you to do something different from what you’ve always done, it’ll take you out of your comfort zone, surface your fears, and stretch your faith. But if you obey Him you’ll end up with net-breaking results. And when it happens you’ll say like Peter, “It is the Lord at work in my life!” So, business person, listen to Jesus!