Scriptures: John 21:1-14
In these verses we read that the disciples went fishing and they fished all night long. Each time they put out the net they had hope, but their nets kept coming back up empty. A night's work is over with aching muscles and sore hands, but no fish. We all have had the same experience! Peter went fishing because that is where he felt most comfortable and in control, but the empty nets reminded him of his empty feelings.
Jesus tells him to the cast the nets on the other side of the ship, Peter was probably reluctant but he did it. This time the net was full of fish: 153 of all types. Jesus showed them that they could not just keep doing the same thing over and over again. The fish were there, just not where they were fishing. It was the same net, but with a new approach and a new location! It was time for something different, something new: Jesus told them to: change it up!
Peter and the disciples had to give up their personal expectations and biases. They had to try it Jesus' way to succeed. Ask yourself the question: are you tired of empty nets? Are you tired of putting in effort and getting no results? Yes, once they caught the fish the net got heavier and required even more effort, but they acutally caught something! Are you content just going fishing or do you want to catch something? It's time to hear Jesus' voice and let him show you how to: change it up.