‘Peter heard him say, it is the Lord and jumped into the water’ (John 1:7).
After an all-night labor in futility by the disciples, the Master and Owner of the universe had another encounter with them and asked them to throw their net on the right side of their boat, and they caught 153 fishes. One word from Jesus can bring a positive change to your life of hopelessness.
The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” and as soon as Simon Peter heard him, he jumped into the water across to Jesus. Do you notice a call to decision-making here? Peter had to decide whether to stay behind and enjoy what he’d worked hard for (fishes) or go to Jesus, stay with the miracle or befriend the Miracle-worker? This is the same test we all face when we’ve accomplished our life’s ambitions, our nets are full, and we’ve finally “made it” – do we stay and guard the blessings we worked hard for, or go overboard for the Lord and commit ourselves fully to Him?
Coming from rich background of accomplishment, Paul said: ‘I consider everything a loss compared to knowing Christ, I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ” (Philip 3:8). Brother/Sister, your true identity lay not in your accomplishments, but in your relationship with Christ.
The night Peter had the fateful encounter with Jesus Christ seemed like forfeiting everything, yet when he reached the shore, he found Jesus busy – cooking fish! Beloved, whatever you need, God has it. Whatever you give up, He will repay many times over.
Finally, whatever you are ready and willing to walk away from ultimately determines what Jesus can trust you with.