Peter leased his boat for the Master to use to preach after he had had a long uneventful day. Peter and the other fishermen had concluded the day was a failure and were washing their nets when Jesus came on the scene V2 “and saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets”. After Jesus’ preaching, he asked Peter to cast his net again, but Peter replied by reemphasizing and rehearsed his previous failure. When he finally obeyed, he was surprised at his catch, and he that looked at himself as a failure instantly became an employer of labour; V5-7 “But Simon answered and said to Him, Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless, at Your word, I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats so that they began to sink”.
I always know we can never out-give God. Whatever you give unto Him, He is sure to bless you back in the manifold. Peter gave his boat and time to the Lord and after God blessed him. When you give your time or resources to God, He is sure to bless you back for it. You might have seen a setback in some areas of your life or particular location, and the problem might not be what you think. A man built a block of flats but had no tenants occupying them because the house was bewitched. When people pack in, they will be forced to pack out because of spiritual problems. Words soon got around and nobody took the house again. In wisdom, the landlord gave a flat in the building to a particular church free of charge. When their pastor pack into the house, the demons tormenting the house fled.
People might have been looking at you like you are a failure, relax God is set to use that failure to announce you. Invite God into your situation, create time for God and use your resources to serve Him. Stop rehearsing your failure, don’t bemoan your situation, do not join them to sing the lamentation of recession, don’t look at life from the prism of gloom, all you need to do is obey the divine instruction sent to you and you will soon become an employer of labour. Those that laughed at you will soon start laughing with you in Jesus’ name.
Prayer point: By the power of the Holy Ghost, my failures are turned to successes in Jesus’ name.