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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

Fisherman to Fishers of Men

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Matt 4:18-20

Have you ever thought about why the first two folks on the list of recruits for Team Jesus were fisherman? As he put together the people that would "do life" with him during his ministry on earth he went after fisherman. And when he came to them, they were doing what they loved...fishing! "Follow Me", he said, "and I will make you fishers of men".
Perhaps he went after Peter and his brother Andrew because they understood what it was like to cast out a net and wait. People may respond to the Gospel like fish at times, wiggling away or trying to swim through the net. Or maybe it was because their character was not to quit just because the nets didn't have any fish in them. Instead they would go out every day. Maybe it was because fisherman are always good story tellers and he needed folks that knew how to communicate. 
I'm sure you have your own ideas. I guess we will have to ask Jesus when we see him for the real answer. I see two ordinary hard-working men that would become extraordinary friends and faithful followers of the One that would change their lives forever. And they would be joined by others...the next two would be on a boat mending fishing nets too! 
The fact is, Jesus is still choosing followers today. People just like you who are going about your daily business and looking for hope and a future. He does not always look for the one with the best ability but rather availability. Peter and Andrew were working when the call to ministry came. Today, maybe you need to stop praying for a ministry and start working towards one. Do what you do best and know that at just the right time, you will use what you do to further what He desires...to see the lost saved. After all, aren't we all ultimately fishers of men?