Leaders must sometimes do the unexpected to get big or at least different results. In fact, the Lord will occasionally guide us to do something that seems crazy.
A number of Jesus’ disciples, some of them seasoned fishermen, had been fishing all night without success. Jesus comes along and tells these veterans of the sea to cast their nets on the right-hand side of the boat. Now, if I was one of those sleep-deprived, empty-netted disciples, I would have thought, “What difference would that make?” However, the disciples obeyed this stranger (they didn’t know it was their beloved Lord yet). The result – a net bursting with fish.
Sometimes, Jesus will ask us to do something unusual. Will we keep doing the same-old, same-old, producing the same results, or will we take a chance and obey?