The Bible tells us that when Peter and those with him did what Jesus had asked of them, they caught plenty of fish. (St. Luke 5:6-7)
Friends, how easy it is to simply walk away from frustration. “I am done it’s not working and it’s is not going to work, and I am finished!”
Permit me to make a recommendation whenever we arrive at the address of “I quit.” Go home, pray, get quiet for a while, read some encouraging scripture, call your prayer/accountability partner, and do whatever else the Lord leads you to do to refocus.
Be diligent even when it appears that your efforts are gaining nothing. In the midst of a dry spell or a troubling period, continue seeking the voice of Jesus encouraging you to fight on. Though you sometimes come up empty handed in whatever you are doing, do not give up. Take time to retool, refocus, regroup, and follow the new way that God will lead you in.
The Refrain of a great church hymn goes: “Where He leads me I will follow, Where He leads me I will follow, Where He leads me I will follow; I’ll go with Him, with Him, all the way.
Peace with justice, be blessed real good, attend worship, and families matter.