Luke 5:4

4 Now when he had left speaking , he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Luke 5:6

6 And when they had this done , they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake .

Jesus had a unique way of teaching the disciples. After a long night of fishing with little success, Jesus tells Peter and his crew to go back out and cast their nets again. Peter knew that fishing in the heat of the day was generally not a great idea. He didn’t know a lot about anything else, but he was a “fishing expert.” Begrudgingly, he takes his guys back out again. He went back out for two reasons. First, because Jesus was the one telling him too and he had great respect for him. Second, likely probably wanted to prove Him wrong.

He launches his boat and throws his net (singular) into the water. Luke 5:6 tells us that their net (singular) broke and they could not contain all the fish they caught. If Peter had listened to Jesus and cast his nets (plural) he would have easily been able to contain what God had intended for him. Instead, He had to call on a bunch of other fishermen and they were able to fill their boats to the point of sinking. Often God wants to prosper us in a certain manner, but we fail to provide the capacity for Him to bless us in the manner He has in mind.

Consider This:

When God tells you to do something, be specific. Receiving a portion of what He has for us is not enough. He wants us to receive his fullness.