“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’ And they left their nets at once and followed Him.” – Matthew 4:19-20 

Look at what Matthew 4:19 says, “Follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” In other words, Follow me and I will CHANGE you. Follow me and I will USE you. Follow me and I will WORK THROUGH you. 

Jesus didn’t simply command His disciples to become fishers of people. He promised He would make them or cause them to fish for people. 

You say, how would following Jesus cause them to fish for people? Well, in the same way following Jesus causes us to fish for people. Let me tell you why disciples of Jesus fish for people: you become like those you spend time with. More is caught than taught, and spending time with Jesus causes you to be like Jesus, and the Bible says He came to seek and to save that which is lost. 

The more time you spend with Jesus, the more like Jesus you become. He not only redeems us, He rubs off on us. The more time you spend with Jesus, the more you become like Jesus.  

So, you might be asking, “What can I do? How can I serve? I don’t have much to offer.” Well, guess what? You are exactly the kind of person God is looking to use! God loves using unqualified people to accomplish supernatural things.  

You see, God uses the weak rather than the strong, the foolish rather than the wise, and that is “so that no one may boast in His presence.” God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways so that at the end of the day, He gets the glory! 

No matter who you are, and no matter what you have been through, Jesus is ready and willing to WORK THROUGH you. He wants to make you His disciple. He will come to you, He will change you, and when He does, He will WORK THROUGH you!  

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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