Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. (John 21:2-3 NIV)
There’s a reason why we don’t do basic in God’s kingdom. When Jesus chose Peter as His disciple, Jesus told him that instead of a fisherman, he would become a fisher of men (Matthew 4:19). When Peter chose to go back to the trade he had known all his life and failed, he was once again reminded of his real purpose. He had to fail again as a fisherman in order to be reinstated as a fisher of men. Peter was meant to be the “rock” on which Jesus would build His church (Matthew 16:18). Thankfully, he eventually understood his purpose and cast the fishing gear away.
There will always come a time when you’ll feel like going back to what you’ve known all your life because you’re not certain of Jesus’ calling on you life anymore. Peter did. After Jesus’ crucifixion, death and burial, Peter took the old road because it seemed safe and familiar. But like Peter, God has called us to something greater. Just because you don’t understand His plan, it doesn’t mean that you’re not serving your purpose. Don’t lose sight of your calling. Believe that you are where you’re meant to be and soon enough, you’ll be who you are meant to be.