Read Mark 1 : 9 – 22
“And passing along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon (Peter) and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, Come after Me and I will make you fishers of men. And at once they left their nets and (yielded up all claim to them) followed (with) Him (joining Him as disciples and siding with His party).”
Mark 1 : 16 – 18
Talk about successful recruitment! I’ll bet Jesus didn’t spend one minute worrying. It seems to me that He prayed, recognized the opportunity when it came, and from there it was easy. Why was it easy? Because all Jesus did was obey one step at a time.
I wonder how much time and energy we waste worrying, ‘pounding the pavement’, and asking the wrong people to help, when God’s timing isn’t right yet.
Perhaps the best strategy is to spend the night in prayer (or 40 days, with fasting!) and then go for a walk!
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. (I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.) Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good – not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.”
Matthew 11 : 28 – 30