how to be successful

gone fiching pic

Have you ever wanted to get beyond the disappointment of failure? Have you ever had to do something that you just did not want to do?

For Peter and his fellow fishermen, it had been a night of struggle. Hard work all night, but not a single fish. The last thing they desired was to go back out there tired.

But when The Lord instructs, directs, exhorts …. Luke 5:5 “BUT, because YOU say so, I will let down the nets …

*** Preference & priority is given to His word to us.***

Luke 5:6,7 “When they did so, they caught so many fish the nets began to break …. enough to sink two boats!

Therefore: to be successful
1. Keep at it; do it over and over again; even when you are tired try again.
2. Consider listening to the voice of Jesus – perhaps he can offer some good advice!
3. Make sure your ‘nets’ are ready and capable to handle success.

hauling in fish pic

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About dougjohns

Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work. Right now he pastors part time at the International Baptist Church in Bielefeld, Germany. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they have four grown children plus three grandchildren. Doug has had significant experience as a Presbyterian Minister in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has served as Associate Pastor at West Congregational in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Doug is committed to international ministry in Romania; and he has taken leadership in Christian Camping as Executive Director of Camp Fireside, NH; Glen Mhor Presbyterian Camp, Ontario; Timberline Ranch, BC. .... avid baseball fan of the Toronto Blue Jays ... Managed American Legion Baseball Team out of Creston BC in North Idaho League. Doug is a serious runner with many international half-marathons completed over the last 6 years.
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