“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.’
‘Master,’ Simon replied, ‘we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.’
And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!”
Luke 5:4-6, NLT
Do you have a dream that you’ve started and stopped at least a half a dozen times?
A couple of years ago I started writing a book. Then I became discouraged and I quit.
A few months later I started again. Then I became discouraged and I quit…
And again, and again, and again.
Until I finally became so discouraged I threw in the towel.
Who am I kidding. This was never meant to be.
What was it for you- what net have you abandoned?
A fitness regimen.
What challenge caused you to lose hope and walk away?
A couple of months ago the Lord began prompting me to pick back up where I left off on the book. At first it was exciting, until discouragement set back in.
I’ve been battling it for the past several weeks.
This morning I sat down to a warm cup of coffee and began my daily reading and came across this old familiar story that suddenly had a new message for me:
Let down your net again.
Yes, Peter, I know you’ve tried all night. Let down your net again. Trust me.
Yes, Katie, I know you’ve tried to write this before. Let down your net again. Trust Me.
God is the Author of everything.
He created us, and every dream inside of us is there because He put it there.
He does not expect from us anything He has not already placed inside us.
But the struggle comes when we take His big unlimited plans and try to fulfill them in our own limited strength. I’m reminded of Zachariah 4:6 which says, “’Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
He is the Author; He is the finisher.
Friend, It’s time to return to the boat.
It’s time to let down the nets, again.
It’s time to trust Him with the results...
And see if He doesn’t fill our nets to overflowing.
I’m believing He will.
Dwelling in Him,
A little about me...
Hi, I'm Katie!
Wife to Craig, mom of three, author, writer, Jesus-follower, Bible teacher, and coffee enthusiast.
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