Monday, May 30, 2016

If It Ain't Broke ... Don't Fix It

Bt Andrea Merrell

And He said to them, “Cast the net
on the right side of the boat,
and you will find some. 
So they cast, and now they were not able to
draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
John 21:6

People say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If things are going well and your plan is working, leave it alone. No preventative maintenance needed.

On the other hand, if you’re doing the same old things and getting the same old miserable results, it’s time to change your tactics. In other words … fix it.

In Peter’s case, it was the side of the boat he had to change. After fishing all night—from the left side of the boat—and catching nothing, Jesus instructed Peter to cast his net on the right side.

I can only imagine stubborn Peter’s thoughts: Lord, you’ve got to be kidding. I’m the fisherman. You’re only the Messiah. If the fish aren’t biting on one side of the boat, they certainly aren’t biting on the other. Geesh.

Thankfully, Peter decided to be obedient, and we all know the rest of the story. He and the disciples caught so many fish, the nets broke.

You never know where your miracle will come from. When God wants to bless you, that blessing might just come from the person or place you least expect. If He tells you to do something that seems foolish or doesn’t make sense, do it anyway.

Pray for divine connections, divine appointments, and divine favor. Always be ready to follow His leading. When you do, like Peter, your blessings will overflow.

(Photos courtesy of Miles/digitalart.)


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