When asked to leave everything behind and follow Jesus, the once ordinary fishermen began their long process of being transformed into fishers of men. This was no overnight process. It was a slow process of training. Peter, Andrew, James and John were expert fishermen but now they had to acquire new skills that would take a lifetime to learn.
Too many times we see our baptism as the finish line. The truth is we soon learn it is only the beginning.
Are you looking backward toward your baptism or are you looking forward to the work He has given you to do? Matthew 28:19 tells us, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
We have a commission and that is to move forward and ‘make disciples.’ we all should ask Jesus to put that fire back in our hearts and allow us to move forward!