So I think I finally hit my top level of stress for the year. Between relationships, jobs and family I have faced so many situations in which I have asked myself “how am I going to get through this?” or even “Well what does the future look like now?”. Life presents us all with problems that can leave us feeling defeated or sometimes even disappointed. My default mode for handling stress or feeling overwhelmed is getting away and going back to what I know how to do best: sleep. I shut off the world and dream myself into a universe where Snickers are super healthy for you and living in Disney World with goofy as your roommate is normal (yes I have dreamt of this scenario before and no Goofy didn’t pull any pranks on me, he was a respectful roommate as far as I know).
I love reading Luke 5:1-11 where Jesus starts to gather a team together that He will begin doing ministry with and inviting lost people all over the world into His kingdom. I always almost picture Jesus getting a pen or pencil handy writing down his fantasy team of players He finds essential to winning at life. Jesus has anyone to choose from to live life with and some of the first people he decides to pick are average hard working fishermen. Not exactly the G.O.A.T. at winning souls towards the kingdom. In fact none of them were even followers or believers of Jesus. In Luke 5:1-11 we run across Jesus encountering Simon Peter for the first time.
“1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.