and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.” Luke 5:10
Imagine if Jesus came up to you and said “Quit your job and start preaching the gospel” this is exactly what happened to Peter, James, and John. When we read this story, I don’t think we consider the magnitude of their decision. These guys were not just fishing for fun, these guys were professional fisherman. This was their career, this is how they supported their families, this is what they have probably been doing most of their lives.
Now their going to leave it all behind to serve the Master Jesus Christ, would you do the same? Are you willing to walk away from your career? Are you willing to have faith in Christ and step out into the unknown? The disciple’s devotion to Jesus was a lot more intense than I think we give them credit for.
Notice Jesus says “For Now On You will Be catching Men”, when Jesus asked them to leave their old lives behind he was expecting them to be drifters, they had work to do! They had a mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible!
When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him. Luke 5:11
Notice their response, they left everything and followed Jesus! How will we or did we respond to Jesus call? Are we willing to leave the temporary things of this world behind to follow Christ? What is your mission focus while here on Earth? Is Jesus calling you today? Are you willing to answer the call?