"And he said to them, cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." John 21:6
IN JESUS TODAY!
What is the right side? There are many people who are lacking today because they have not found the right side of the boat. So the question is, what is the right side of this Christian boat? Now Jesus wasn't necessarily making reference to which side of the boat was the left side or which side was the right side since the right or the left could be determined by where you are standing, in or out of the boat, at the front or the rear, etc., etc., but Jesus was talking about right and wrong, not right and left! He did not say cast thy net on the wrong side of the boat! Often we are casting our net on the wrong side in life even when we are claiming to be serving Jesus! Sure, it can be assumed that just as it was in this case, there are fish everywhere, the ocean is wide and deep, full of fish so why should it matter where we cast? Well, why was it then that the disciples net was empty after toiling all night? Because they assumed this same thing, that it doesn't really matter where they place their net and so they placed it on the wrong side of the boat! You see, Jesus knows where the fish are gathered and how to lead us to good success! So again, how can we know the right side or the wrong side? Some would say, you can't! You cast your net, you trust God, and you hope that it will all work! This is like throwing a dart while being blindfolded, hoping to hit the target! This is not the way! It is only through the Holy Spirit speaking to us, within, can we know! There is that still small voice that leads us, God's word that leads us, his vision that leads us! The Comforter that leads us, as it is written, "Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away the helper will not come to you." John 16:7 This helper is the Holy Spirit! For example, you may be standing in a church and hear the Lord say, here, cast your net here! or, You may enter into a city and hear the Lord say, here, cast thy net here! or you may be walking through a store and hear the Lord say, here, cast thy net here!
On and on, there are so many possibilities, but in all, to have good success we must listen to the Lord and follow his instructions! The only wrong side is the side that Jesus has not said!