Five Minute Focus: Fishers of Men

I really enjoy fishing, even though I haven’t had a chance to go in over a year. I’ve been wanting to for a while, especially when I see everyone else enjoying themselves out in boats on the cranberry marshes. Yearning to go fishing again has made me thinking about how God has called us to be fishers of men. In the boat or on the shore, I do all of these things and have all of these techniques and baits for catching fish. I’m prepared to catch the big one, but how is my tackle box of tools for spreading the word of God to men? Am I as motivated to catch people for Christ as I am that 50 pound catfish in the very depths of the lake? Take five minutes to focus on how God is calling you to be a fisher of men. Are there some empty places in your tackle box that need to be filled, or perhaps you have been doubting your ability to take the chance to talk to others about your faith? Maybe this means spending some more time in bible studies or learning some apologetics, or perhaps finally taking the chance to go out into the lakes of this world and casting Jesus’s net for the first time. Remember…God qualifies the called, He doesn’t call the qualified!

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