Thought of the Week

So when they brought the boats to shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.” (Luke 5:11) The call to follow Jesus meant the disciples left everything behind that day.

The “everything” included the miraculous catch of fish they had been up all night trying to catch that had caused Simon to fall to his knees in worship. What they had been trying to achieve in their own strength all night, Jesus provided in an instant. Their current ambitions were now insignificant in light of the call from Jesus to follow Him in “fishing for men.”

Do you currently assume following Jesus will lead to your own ambitions? Or are you ready for your dreams to be superseded by the call to sacrificial, selfless love?