(Inspired by Bishop T. D. Jakes)
Jesus told Peter to let down his net at the deep end of the lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5:4-6), and Peter said he had worked all night with no results, but at the word of Jesus, he would do it. He obeyed, and then there was so much that his net broke. Then when Peter called for help, there was so much fish that the crew had to fill one ship and another one, and it was to the point where the ships began to sink. Point #1 is that sometimes we try in our own might to get certain results, but Jesus is telling us, "You won't get those results (the fish) without Me." To plan without involving God is to plan to fail. To plan for God's involvement is to plan to succeed.
The second point is that God wants to bless you with so much, but the question is, do you have the capacity to receive it? Do you have the mental capacity, the spiritual capacity, and, yes of course, even the physical space to receive what God has for you?
The third point is that we cannot avoid struggle. When I was younger I went fishing with one of my uncles. And it is not easy catching large fish. They will fight you. But you've got to find a way to reel that fish in.
In another place in Scripture in Matthew 17:27, Jesus told Peter, "go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee."
See Jesus knew exactly which fish had the money. He just wanted Peter to have the courage to go after it. The fish is in his element, and you are in yours. One is going to pull the other. The fish is fighting to stay in his element and you are fighting to stay in yours, but you need that fish to come into your element/dimension. So it's a struggle. ..... Some people want certain things only if there does not have to be any struggle. I submit that they don't want those things bad enough. Are you willing to get hurt over it? Are you willing to fight for it? Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone for what God has for you? No wonder so many people are literally wondering why they are stuck in the same types of situations and predicaments over and over again. It's because they have failed to invite God into their situation and it's because they are afraid of legitimate struggles and battles. Yes we are to pick and choose our "battles" wisely, but when we invite God in, we win! #ReelItIn
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.