What do we do when effort isn’t enough? All effort must work within a greater construct to produce.
I. Anchoring To Absolutes
4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
II. What Do You Do When Effort Isn’t Enough?
5 And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.”
1 Corinthians 9:26
26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.
6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7 They signaled 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. 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
III. Fall In Love With The Provider Not The Provision
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.