3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
A Lesson for Christian Bloggers
This passage of scripture jumped out at me, and I thought it was an amazing lesson for each of us as Christian bloggers.
Simon and the others had spent all night fishing only to be left with empty nets.
Maybe you can relate? Maybe you’ve been posting for months on end with little or no traction. Maybe it feels like nothing you have tried is working, but you feel an inkling from the Lord to try again.
To cast your net again. To Have faith and hope as you move forward with His call.
We just never know when a blog post may take off. When we’ll cast our net one last time and be left with a boat overflowing to the brim. All we can do is trust God and move forward when he tells us to cast our net once more.
Joyce Meyer says, “Hope is living with the expectation that something good could happen at any moment”.
Be hopeful each time you post that God will use your God-given words in a powerful way. Be patient as you wait on the Lord and His timing, but stay hopeful!
Blog His Way
We also must be willing to do it His Way. When Jesus told Simon to cast his net once more, the timing was all wrong.
That wasn’t the time of day that they would normally fish. Not only had they been fishing all night only to be left with nothing, but it was now also the wrong timing.
I can just hear myself saying, “But Lord, I’ve already tried that and the timing is all wrong now.” and His gentle reply of, “Try again”.
We must be willing to forgo how the world tells us to do things and be willing to do it the way God is encouraging us to do it. Even if the timing seems all wrong and even if we’ve tried it many times before, we have to trust His way of doing things and be willing to follow His lead.
Cast Your Net Once More
So today as you trudge forward on this great mission of sharing the gospel through blogging, may I encourage you to cast your net once more? You just never know when you’ll be surprised by a boat overflowing to the brim.
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