“Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” Luke 5:4
The disciples of Christ had been toiling all night trying to catch fish. These skilled fishermen had been unsuccessful and had nothing to show for all their effort. Jesus told them “LAUNCH OUT…and [then] let down your nets for a draught.”
Many times we fish, or work for the Lord, within the same, small sphere as others. It might be a comfortable place but the blessings may be minimal and the catch little to nothing. It is possible to stagnate and yet be toiling as the disciples.
When Jesus gives the word, fear not to launch out in faith. Go to new fields where people need the gospel. Praise God where you have been silent. Serve others where you have been self-absorbed. The change may be small or it may be radical, but obey the Lord.
There are fish that never get caught and work that never gets done. We can talk about it and pray about it but the fish do not get caught until we launch out and let down our nets. Let us not limit God but move in accordance with His will. The results, while left to God, are often greater blessings, power, anointing, glory, and new souls.
Launch out my fellow laborer and let down your nets for a draught.