Sunday, 13 March 2016
An elderly lady was once asked by a young man who had grown weary in the fight, whether he ought to give up the struggle.
"I am beaten every time," he said dolefully. "I feel I must give up."
"Did you ever notice," she replied, smiling into the troubled face before her, "that when the Lord told the discouraged fishermen to cast their nets again, it was right in the same old spot where they had been fishing all night and had caught nothing?" - Source Unknown.
Did you notice that? If not, then read Luke 5 to see it again.
Even though the disciples had tried something, Jesus still wanted them to persevere. He wanted to teach them to be obedient and to trust in his direction. Perseverance is sometimes about trusting that we were right the first time and that the thing we are attempting is worth another go.
Remember that our Faith is never going to be an easy commitment to live out. We are going to have days were we feel like giving up. Hang on for one more day and listen to the promptings of Jesus.
Thought: Can you imagine what would have happened if Jesus had given up just before he had completed his Life's work?
Living in Grace