Good morning people who know the times
John 21:3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
There was nothing wrong with the disciples’ fishing techniques; they were skilled fishermen. I’m sure all the elements lined up and it appeared to be a great night for fishing, otherwise they wouldn’t have gone and wasted their time.
But the result was no fish.
And so it is in our lives at times. What we do doesn’t always produce the results we expect. Sometimes we spend time fishing but don’t catch anything; life doesn’t always appear fruitful.
Is there something wrong with us at these times?
I’m reminded of a couple of scriptures that encourage us to understand there are different times and seasons. They also encourage us that God is doing something in us in the seemingly non-fruitful seasons of our lives.
Ecclesiastes 1:3 There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.
Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
Don’t give up. Keep on listening to the instructions of Jesus and know He is working in us in every season.