“And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.” Luke 5:6
The verses before and after gives a beautiful picture to this story:
“But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”” Luke 5:5
“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”” Luke 5:8
The moment you take a step of submitting to the Lordship of Jesus, your reasonings take a drastic turn to obeying His illogical Word. He needs to first be your Master!
Peter realizing that this massiveness of increase was nothing to do with him, but Jesus; understood his sinfulness is far greater than his skillfulness. The goodness of God, indeed causes you to repent.
A similar incident happens after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Peter then sees Jesus cook for Him before He assigns him with a responsibility. Jesus modeled a picture of an Intentional Lover. There was no reason to love this Peter who denied Him. But, that one sacrificial gesture got Peter to be a man full of faith where his shadow healed people.
Your skills may take you to greater heights, but only His Generous love will take you to being a stable, and transformed person. Your prerequisites, gifts, intelligence and possessions all sum up to zero, if you never realize what Jesus has done for you (someone immensely sinful).