It has been months since I have been able to participate in one of my favorite blogging activities, Five Minute Fridays with Lisa-Jo Baker. So, to say that I’m feeing a little rusty is an understatement.
The word for today is opportunity – so here goes!
Like fishing line caught up in the engine of a jet ski, so are our activites that are not directed by God. Plans for a hope, and a future, can become a tangled mess if we are completely in charge of our own dystiny.
Our own purposes can get tangled with the Will of God, when we get ahead of Him. When we do not seek Him before casting our line into the waters of life, we simply slow down the plans that He has for us.
We know we are called to be fishers of men (women); but, throwing the line out on the wrong side, or casting out when God is backing us up, is the perfect recipe for a tangle in the engine.
It is also the perfect opportunity for us to see God in a new light.
God never wastes anything – including errors made by over ambitious children – they are simply learning opportunities. They are times when God can pull us close, hand us a boy scout knife, and explain the fine art of cutting loose fishing line cast too soon; and, line that is caught up in an engine that is suppose to take us fishing.
There are days that seem like a total disaster to us; but, those are the days that God calls, Opportunities.