” Jesus said to Simon, ” Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men”. When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him”.
The journey of a Fisherman could be either a very long one, or quicker than setting the nets for the catch, so they can return home with the daily catch. The journey of a Fisherman can be either very rewarding, or a big disappointment depending on how big the catch of the day brings a smile to his face. The journey of the Fisher of Men, will take you where ever you want to go, while staying true to yourself, believing in yourself and Jesus Christ our Savior.
What changed us within this Society from being Fisher of Men, to Creatures of Habit, is the simple fact that we fear any kind of failure, we fear any thought of what others will think of us, we all have our issues along this journey of life, we all hurt with real pain from these issues, but when we hide who we truly are because we fear what others will think of us, now you have a whole Society hiding deep within themselves and becoming Creatures of Habit, instead of being Fisher of men like Jesus showed Simon Paul, when he followed the Son of man.
” Give man a pole and he will become a Fisherman, teach man to Fish and he will become a Fisher of Men”
We all walk a path along this journey through life, a Fisherman is no different than the rest of us. The Fisherman will wake up each day much before the sun will awaken, he gets to his boat and prepares it for the days journey, makes sure he has a full tank of gas, his engines are warmed up and in tune with the days journey, he makes sure the charts are marked and the days journey has been noted, he then goes through all the fishing poles and the equipment, checking each item and making sure they are in good working order, but what most today will forget to do is, have complete faith in yourself as well as in Jesus Christ, so you can take a journey on the water, turn it from Fearing the what if’s and fearing the thought of the unknown into the Wild Blue Yonder. When we have complete Faith in ourselves and also in Jesus Christ our Savior, then we to can return to the shores of the sea’s, not just being a Fisherman, but becoming a Fisher of Men,
Fear is a strong feeling that will control every fiber of our being if we let it. With everything that is going on within our Society, it is very easy to hide within and Fear all that is around, also with a Society that stays behind it’s Computers and whatever Techy device you have, or even playing games, which does nothing but furthering we as a Society towards hiding deep within ourselves. When you hide deep within, you simply are not being true to who you are, or being true to who is around you.
Fear will stop us all from being who we truly are, when we have a fear for something, we avoid whatever that it is we fear, instead of truly having faith in ourselves and Jesus Christ. Face your fear head on, look directly into the eyes of the fear, so instead of hiding deep within ourselves, we can all walk our paths of this journey through life in peace, while showing our love of ourselves with each other, instead of living in fear of one another.
” A Fisher of Men gives us the strength and Faith to carry on throughout this journey of life”
” A Fisherman gives us the daily catch, to fill our stomachs for a day, so we can practice to be a Fisher of Men”
” With trust and Faith we all can be Fisher of Men, with no Fear of anything to get in our ways”