ARE YOU LABOURING WITHOUT SUCCESS?
Have you been labouring in vain like Peter who told Jesus that he had toiled all night and caught nothing? That was the way that day was as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret with the people crowding around him. But miracle happened when they listened to the word of God. As you listen to the Word of God and obey Him your situation will change. There will be top miracle as it was that day. (ARE YOU LABOURING WITHOUT SUCCESS?)
SHORT STORY ABOUT PETER WHO HAVE LABOURED WITHOUT SUCCESS
If hard work is the key to success, then why is a laborer not successful? Peter and others have worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything.
Note that the Lake of Gennesaret was a fresh water lake fed by river Jordan. The water was good for aquatic habitant about twenty two species of fish was enumerated by Tristram. And they were professional fisher men but they were not with God and they laboured in vain without a caught.
JESUS SEES THOSE THAT LABOURING WITHOUT SUCCESS
- He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. And when God sees that we are laboring without success. He Jesus draws near to us as vessels of honor to use.
- He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore.
He don’t want the crowds to hinder or push him while speaking and He care; that why He want everybody to be to His front rather being at his back or behind Him.
WITH JESUS LABOURING WITHOUT SUCCESS ENDS
- He comes to them, they received Him and He directed Peter to push the boat little ahead hedid so. Then He sat down and taught the people from the boat. After sending Peter and using the boat. He directed them further for them to throw their net.
- When He comes and you allow Him in your Life He will sat down not only sitting down He will dwell in you. And because you allow Him in your life He will always direct you.
OBEDIENCE ENDS LABOURING WITHOUT SUCCESS
When He finished preaching, and He directed them were they will put their net to make a caught, but Peter complain as we do complains today, without knowing that He is God of all possibilities. But he said because you say so, I will let down the nets.
As he obey Him by throwing the net. And There was great different in their harvest.
REACTION WHEN YOU ARE LABOURING WITHOUT SUCCESS
Peter’s reaction to Christ’s directive was as a result of the realities on ground. They had been fishing all night which was the best time to catch fish, but caught nothing. They became fatigued and wearied out yet their labour was in vain.
However, Peter decided to heed Christ’s directive with little or no expectation, and said “NEVERTHELESS” at thy ‘WORD’ I will let down the net… “And, he did. The Bible records “Now when they had done this, (that is obeyed the command) they caught a great multitude of fish.” What a miracle!
Indeed, a faithful preacher or believer, sometimes, can labour and toil in the ministry or business and get little or no success. Such a person might be discouraged or tempted to leave the ministry or the Christian faith. However, do not lose! Habakkuk 2:3 says, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it will speak and not lie: Though it tarries, wait for it because it will surely come. It will not tarry.”
Believer this, soon you will call your neighbours and friends to come and see the goodness of the Lord in your life and family. Your labour shall soon begin to produce and bear results. God shall surprise you with a miracle in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Soon you will call your neighbours and friends to come and see the goodness of the Lord in your life and family.
Oh! Lord, help me to remember that greater reward awaits those who trust and obey you. And equally know that God shall supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Romans 15:14-33; LUKE 5:1-11; 4:19(, KJV).