Chances are you’ve heard of the Apostle Peter. His name recognition is helped by this letter…
And this building…
But you never would have heard of him if hadn’t said “yes” when Jesus asked him to go fishing.
In Luke 5:1-11 we read about the moment when Peter left his old life behind to follow Jesus. It started with Jesus asking to borrow Peter’s boat as a “teaching venue,” but then Jesus asked Peter to take his boat further into the sea where Jesus promised him “a catch” of fish.
Peter mildly protested by telling Jesus that they had been fishing all night and had not caught any fish. But then Peter said the words that changed his life: “But because you say so, I will let down the nets” (v. 5).
Apparently, Peter saw that there was something different about Jesus; and he obviously had respect for Jesus. But, at this point in time, Peter did not fully understand everything about Jesus, and he certainly did not understand Jesus’ fishing strategy. But he had enough faith to say, “yes,” to Jesus.
And his life was never the same.
Just think about all that Peter would have missed out on if he had said “no” to Jesus.
What about you?
What are you missing out on by not trusting Jesus enough to say, “Yes!”?
Peter shows us that we don’t have to fully understand what Jesus is asking us to do or why he’s asking us to do it for us to say “yes” to him.
You may not get why Jesus is calling you to follow him, to serve him, or to make him known to others. The real question is do you trust him enough to say, “But because you say so, I will…”?
Instead of wondering what Jesus will do to you if you don’t do what he says, you should be wondering what incredible things you will miss out on you if you don’t say, “Yes!”
Jesus is ready and willing to bless your life – you just need to let him.