Your Promotion is Coming

Your greatest promotion comes on the heels of a season of failure. When everything you ever put your hope in is a let down; when what used to work...collapses and when your endless toiling yields no reward, your promotion is coming. When Jesus found Peter, he had failed to meet his quota for success. He had done all the right things that his seasoned experience demanded, but there was no catch...nothing, dismal disappointment. The deep things of life were about to be revealed to Peter in Luke 5, as Jesus said, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Peter had already done this...all night long. It didn't work. There was no provision or good that came from it. Peter had a choice at this moment, to trust God or his experience. In faith Peter said, "Nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net"...that blind faith is when Jesus showed up with a net-breaking blessing. So much provision ensued that the net Peter had always used to hold it was not enough. Your net is not enough to hold what is coming. God will break everything we put our trust in that is not of Him. Peter saw a miracle where he had previously had to strive for everything. This caused him to bow in humility as he realized he had just come in contact with the One True Provider. Peter fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” Peter's humanity and vain futility of effort became crystal clear. It was then that Jesus took him into his next phase...a fisher of men...Peter's promotion. It was after the failure that Peter knew he needed a Saviour. It was the contrast between slavery to works of his own flesh and the miracle provision of a life-giving God. "So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him." Your failure will lead to your destiny...look for the miracle.

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