Often we think that because the situation is what it is, and it has been that way for so long, we are lured to believe that, that is the way it should be. We buy into what some might say that we cannot afford it, or there is nothing wrong with what we have. But if we want the best that God can offer, we need to trust God and launch out into the deep. You see if the bible tells us in Hebrews 11:6; But without faith it is impossible to please Him; then we are not pleasing God by our lack of faith in what He promised. Watch how this verse end for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. And if we believe that He would reward us because seek Him, then we cannot settle for anything, we must trust God to reward us, both for eternity and while we are here.
Jesus told Simon to launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch, and Simon’s answer displayed how fatigue he was from fishing all night which resulted in what appeared to be an answer of frustration. Simon said, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing.
In other words Peter was telling Jesus that he being an experienced fisherman, knowing when, where, and how to fish, he wearily let Jesus know that in his efforts he caught nothing. But Peter didn’t know that although he had experience and great team, there was someone who is all-knowing who was missing in his team and his name was Jesus.
Peter allowed the situation to dictate his answer to Jesus. He allowed the circumstances in his life to determine what to do this quit.