Luke 5:4 "Launch out into the deep and cast your nets."
Where does our success lie? We are always being swayed by experts to: "Do these seven things for success", or "You must have these three things in order to accomplish", or "You need these things for this or that to happen." I'll be the first to tell you that in my area of business as an author/artist, rarely has any of that advice worked for me.
What I have found is this; God knows where success lies for each individual! Trust your way to Him! I abandoned all advice from the 'so called' experts and used a little ingenuity, wisdom, and common sense. That has worked for me. My strategy is to commit my way unto the Lord with all that I am doing. I water it with prayer, I seek Him for His wisdom and advice, and making sure that I have done all I was suppose to do, I leave it there. I have been successful using this process!
God knows where we should be casting our 'Nets'! He told these men, the disciples, to launch out into the deep! Now, they were skilled fishermen, however, there was a greater blessing awaiting them that they hadn't even anticipated or even thought about. At that given time, in the deeper waters was where their success lied. They failed to follow the Lord God's directions to the 'T'. They received a blessing, but they were limited because they only casted one 'Net' as oppose to 'Nets'.
We get excited when we experience a blessing from God, but He is able and willing to do exceedingly, and abundantly, beyond anything we could ever imagine when we obey His every word!
Launch out! That's where the incredible blessings lie, always at the deeper end of the ocean! It will take faith to be willing to see the 'Deep' as the place where our bounty comes from. The deep holds challenges, a new approach, a place never traveled before, a new face to hardship, but often, it is where our jewels lie. It will take us out of our comfort zone for sure! The experience may even make you to wonder if you made the right choice or not.
All is well for us when we trust our way to God! He handles the rest! He guides with His meticulous eye, and aligns all things with His will. The greater blessing is all ours!
The question is, "How do you spell success?" Be cautioned, the world spells 'Success' differently from how God holds it! That's all the more reason why we need His guidance and direction. What might seem successful by this world's standards, may not be success for you! Always keep that in mind. God's success is 'Tailor Made' just for you!
So, the next time you are trying to get the most from your business, position on the job, selling goods, or administering aid to those in need, ask God for His wisdom as to where the 'SWEET SPOT' is, and let Him guide your actions and decisions. You will see what I'm talking about. His wisdom will save you time, money, and energy! He knows exactly where the blessings lie! He holds the key to 'Success', So...CAST YOUR NETS!