Luke 5:4-6 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.’ 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.’ When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.

There are so many people on the brink of giving up and saying, “what’s the use! I tried and it isn’t working!” It’s amazing that many times it’s on that last try that we experience our breakthrough.

Jesus wanders upon his soon to be disciples that have given up. They’ve been fishing all night and they have washed their nets. Jesus asks them to give it another try. PAUSE they’ve been fishing ALL night and you want me to take down my nets after I’ve cleaned them up?

What nets have you put away in your mind? Have you washed your hands of something only for God to say, “I’m not finished yet!”

  1. Push out a little deeper. Where is God asking you to push out where you already gave out? Sometimes our breakthrough comes at the point we wanted to quit.
  2. Throw your nets out into deeper water. How deep have you gone in your second effort. Out of fatigue and attitude, Peter probably wanted to just throw them in shallow water to appease Jesus. Are you going through the motions out of burnout or have you really gone deeper than your last time out?
  3. I’ve been fishing all night but because you say so… Have you really heard the voice of God in your fatigue? If Jesus tells you to do it even when you’re exhausted that’s when the miracle happens.

They caught so many fish that the nets began to break. Your breakthrough is dependent on your obedience and your ability to push through your desire to quit. How much push do you have left?

Dear God,

Thank you for pushing me beyond my threshold for pain to productivity. Give me the ability to P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens!) I believe today that on the other side of my wanting to quit is a miracle for my breakthrough. Thank you for not letting me give up!

In Jesus Name,

Amen