ďJesus said, ĎThen the children get off free, right? But so we donít upset them needlessly, go down to the lake, cast a hook, and pull in the first fish that bites. Open its mouth and youíll find a coin. Take it and give it to the tax men. It will be enough for both of usí. Ē Matthew 17:27, Message Bible.
It is interesting that Jesus told Peter to go fishing to find the money they needed to pay their taxes. Peter wasnít only called to be a fisher of men, he was a fisherman by trade. It was his profession and he was gifted to do it. Jesus instructed him to do what He was good at to find his increase.
Sometimes, the increase is right in front of us. Do what youíre good at and you will find your increase.
We have to be like Peter and do what the Lord says. You have a good and perfect gift from the Father on the inside of you. Trust God with that gift, Who gave it to you to bless others and to bless you also. If we become fearful doing what weíre good at, He canít cause it to prosper us.
Just like within the fish, it may be rare that a piece of money, of all places, will be found in what youíre good at, but the Lord will cause it to be there. So do what He says, because there is where you will find your increase and great joy.
Prayer: Father, I have been looking for my financial increase and itís been right in front of me. I need to trust You and do what Iím good at. Help me to trust and believe You. I will do it by faith and get what You have for me and my family, and so I can be a great blessing. In Jesusí name, Amen.
Study: James 1:17