Not many people get to enjoy what they do for a living, but I do. I would like to say that it is stress free and all smooth sailing, but that isn't the truth. I still have to "earn a living" like everyone else, but each day I get to do one of the most amazing jobs on this planet....
I get to be a professional encourager!
This morning I read the following from one of my devotional readings, this one is by Max Lucado...
"We worked hard all night and caught nothing." Luke 5:5
"Do you have any worn, wet, empty nets?Do you know the feeling of a sleepless, faceless night? Of course you do. For what have you been casting?
Solvency? "My debt is an anvil around my neck..."
Faith? "I want to believe, but…"
Healing? "I've been sick so long..."
I've worked hard all night and caught nothing.
You've felt what Peter felt. You sat where Peter sat. And now Jesus is asking you to go fishing. He knows your nets are empty. He knows your heart is weary. He knows you would like nothing more than to turn your back on the mess and call it a life.
But he urges, "it's not too late to try again."
See if Peter's reply won't help you formulate your own. "I will do as you say and let down the nets (vs 5).
Here is one of my favorite songs, I hope it will help you have the strength, grace and courage to "cast your net..."
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