“ARE YOU FLOUNDERING?”

“I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.  When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.”  Proverbs 4:11-12 NIV

 

Read:  Proverbs 4:10-17

 

Flounder:  A flatfish normally found along the bottom of bays and oceans.   The fish is born looking like any other fish and swims upright.   As the newborn develops, its eye on one side physically moves itself to join the other eye on the other side of the fish.  This movement actually twists the fishes skull.  When fully developed the fish swims on its side, actually flat, ‘floundering’ along the bottom.

 

We get our phrase ‘floundering around’ from this fish.   Floundering around usually means someone is clumsy, stumbling, having difficulty thinking or unsure of their purpose in life.   These definitions can apply to physical or emotional situations or problems.

Floundering around can also refer to someone’s spiritual walk.  Are you floundering around with your faith?   Faith will change a floundering life to a life of stability.   Have faith in your Saviour.

Paul wrote the letters to Timothy to instruct him so that he would not flounder in his ministry.  Paul did not write the letters to Timothy because he believed Timothy was not or could not do his best.   Paul wrote the letters as guidance and support, reminding him of the strength of the gospel.

Our Bibles are just that, GOD’S word of guidance and support.  GOD loves you and does not want you to flounder around.   If you don’t want to flounder around trust in your SAVIOUR, read your Bible every day and pray continually.

Today’s prayer:  “MY GOD, Thank YOU for YOUR guidance and support.   Help me to be more dependent upon YOU so that I don’t flounder.   YOUR way is the best way for me.  Amen.”