Recently I had some “weird” experience. The event happened on last weekend morning. I felt so frustrated in my job search. I had an idea of giving up the job searching in my mind. This frustration was so great, it forced me to go out and had a little walk.
While I was walking on the street, a biblical story came into my mind. It was a story of Jesus calling Simon as his first disciple. The story can be found on Luke ch.5 1-11. Let me paste the story here:
v1 The people crowded round Jesus because they were so eager to hear God’s message. He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. v2 Jesus saw two boats on the shore. Men had been fishing. They had left their boats and they were washing their nets. v3 Jesus got into the boat that belonged to Simon. Jesus asked Simon to move his boat into the water little way from the shore. Jesus sat down and taught the people from the boat. v4 When we had finished speaking, Jesus said to Simon, Take the boat into the deep water. Drop our nets to catch fish… v5 Simon said, **“Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing!” But because you tell me to, I will drop the nets into the water. ** v6 When they had done this, their nets caught a great crowd of fish. The nets began to tear.
When the story popped up in my head, I felt myself became Simon. I told God, “Master, I worked hard all days and found nothing!” and I “heard” a gentle voice, “Cast your net again”.
The voice was gentle but powerful. It gives me power to continue my job search. Today, I ask myself, “was it my imagination or God spoke to me?” Does God speak to people in this way? Please shed some light on this question. Thanks.