We are all trying to figure out where we are going in life. Whether you have your dream job or not, it seems like we are constantly faced with the looming question, “What are you going to do with your life?” It’s really easy to think that we will be truly satisfied when we find the right job or career.
At the beginning of His ministry, Jesus invited a group of fishermen to go back out after an unsuccessful night at sea. When they recast their nets, immediately their boats were overflowing with fish. More than the blessing, these fishermen were so in awe of Jesus and what He was able to do. They were humbled because God was standing in their presence.
Then, Jesus said two of the most life-changing words, “Follow Me.” Jesus invited them to be in a relationship with God. They were so compelled by who Jesus was, they left everything, including their business, and followed him.
You see, our primary calling in life is to follow Jesus. This calling is to die to ourselves and our way, and embrace Jesus and His way. When you see and experience the love of Jesus, you realize, He is worth our everything. The benefits of knowing Jesus far outweigh the costs. In Him, we find true satisfaction for our souls. We can deal with disappointments and setbacks, because through it all, Jesus is walking with us.
As we follow Jesus, He promises to give us a role to play. He said, “I will make you become fishers of men.” He invites us to be a part of what He is doing on the earth. Our job is to follow Jesus, it’s His job to make us into whatever He wants us to be. We just need to be open and available. As we follow Him, we can trust that at just the right time, He will bring about His purposes and plans for our lives.
And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.