Isn’t it just like the Bible to seem like it’s presenting us with yet another contradiction?
In John 21, God shows how He grants the capacity to handle the increase He is bringing.
“…but even with so many fish, the net was not torn.”
They successfully harvested their catch using nothing but what they already had.
Luke 5 describes a similar supernatural increase where the disciples, “…caught such a large number of fish their nets began to break.”
“…their nets began to break.“
But doesn’t God tell us He will supply what we need to accommodate the harvest? Their nets broke! How will they get their catch to shore?
By partnering with other disciples.
“So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them…For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken…”
God can be trusted. He will provide the capacity for increase. It’s just up to Him to choose the way He does so.