How To Understand God’s Will For Your Life
1. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE WORD OF GOD
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
2. GOD WILL ASK OF US / YOU TO DO SOMETHING… (WE SHOULD DO IT)
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
3. GOD WILL TELL US / YOU TO DO SOMETHING… (WE SHOULD DO IT)
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
4. WE DO GOD’S WORD… (PETER DID AS HE WAS INSTRUCTED)
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
5. BY DOING / OBEYING GOD’S WORD… EXPECT A MIRACLE / MIRACLES SEEN & UNSEEN
6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
6. BE HUMBLE AFTER THE MIRACLE / BLESSING
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
7. GOD’S GREAT PLAN / HIS WILL FOR YOUR LIFE
10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
Conclusion... Just a Thought
*If Peter would have said, “No Lord you can’t use my boat, or no Lord I will not go fishing because I'm very tired”... He may have never known that the Lord's Will for him was to be a fisher of men.
*If he wasn't Humble, he may have missed out on The Lord's Will for his life.
My friends, God has a great plan for you. Follow after it.
**Accepting Christ as your personal Savior is GOD'S Will for you!