Friday, September 19, 2014

Are You Tired?

Are you tired? You probably are, so I'll keep this brief. After all, it's Friday and you have certain work projects that have to be finished before the weekend can be enjoyed. (If your boss catches you reading this, tell him it's encouragement for finishing tasks. In a second, you'll realize that's not a lie.)

My thoughts turn to Luke 5:1-7 this morning. It's when Jesus called Peter to come be a disciple instead of a bad fisherman. Seriously, find one instance in the Bible where it says Pete was a good fisherman. The stories I read all say he wasn't catching anything until Jesus performs a miracle.

But I digress..

Peter was tired. He hadn't seen any fruit. Or fish, in his case. No production for the effort. He'd fished all night long and caught nothing.

But because Jesus asked, Pete said he would give it one more go. And what do you know? He caught fish. Lots of fish! Two boatloads to be precise.

And it wouldn't have happened if he hadn't been willing to try one more time. To go one more day. To push a little bit harder. Don't quit. Don't stop. Don't admit defeat.

Do you have just one more push in you? Can you go just one more time?

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