Matthew 4:18 NKJV
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
Imagine walking away from your source of lively hood to follow a man whom you just met, a man who tells you that he will make you fishers of men. If you had a friend who made such a move, I am sure you would tell them that they are crazy. In fact, you would tell them that it’s the most irrational thing to do. How were these brothers going to feed their families? We know Peter had a wife because at one time, Jesus visits his house and heals his mother in law. How would she be provided for if Peter is to leave his work of fishing to follow a man he hardly knows and where is he following Him to?
Unless you get the revelation of who Jesus is, then you will not have the courage to walk away from your nets to follow him. When you get a revelation of who Jesus is, then you realize He is worth more than what the nets could ever bring your way. It’s the same way the Bible talks about a man who found treasure in a field then he hid it, went home and sold everything he had and came back and bought the field. He had the revelation that the treasure in the field was worth so much more than all he owned and that gave him the courage to sell everything.
Abraham had the courage to walk away from his people because he had the revelation that there was more in following God.
Elisha had the courage to burn his plough and slaughters his oxen to follow Elijah and never looked back because he had a revelation that there was more in serving the man of God.
Do you have the courage to walk away from what you have known all along to follow Christ into the unknown?
It is where you do not have a revelation of who Christ is and the good plan he has for your life that you lack the courage to let go of your nets and follow Him with no temptation to look back. The courage to entrust God with your life and livelihood, the courage to believe that He can take care of you the courage to walk with Him into an unknown future having the confidence that though you may not know it, He knows it and He has a good plan.
Do you have the courage to let go of your nets when Jesus calls?