If I walked up to you at Chipotle and said, “drop your burrito and follow me” you would probably think I was crazy and you’d call the police or punch me out. But for the guys you read about today; Simon, Andrew, James, and John it was a different story. They followed. They dropped everything and followed Christ. Why?
I think it’s because Jesus gave them a calling that was bigger than their trade—fishing. He used terms they could identify with to talk about a more important type of fishing—people. Fishing for souls—changed lives. A more attractive catch don’t you think? Think about it, what would you rather do? Pull in a big-eyed bass or open the door to heaven for someone in desperate need to walk through? Can you see why they dropped everything and followed? They sensed a higher calling.
Some say Jesus asked them because fishermen had to have patience and faith to fish. Patience in the waiting game and faith that there were actually fish out there.
Do you think you have what it takes to follow Christ’s call to be fishers of people?
Do you have patience to allow God to use your life to send a message to your non-believing friends?
Do you have faith that God can and will use you?
If you do, drop your nets and follow him…there’s a lot of lost fish out there who need what you have and who you know.