DO YOU GO “FISHIN” OR “CATCHIN”?

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED FISHING. IN PAST YEARS, I EVEN HAD SOME GREAT TRIPS WHEN I CAUGHT FISH! FOR YEARS I BLAMED MY LACK OF QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF FISH ON NEVER HAVING THE TIME TO BE A REGULAR FISHERMAN. I WAS WRONG.

EVERY TIME I WENT ‘FISHING’, I WOULD ‘TRY’ THIS OR THAT AND I MIGHT EVEN CATCH SOME FISH. I NEVER CAUGHT A LOT OF FISH ON A REGULAR BASIS. I WAS ‘FISHIN’….I WAS NOT ‘CATCHIN’. I WAS IGNORING THE BASICS. THE LITTLE SIGNS…WIND, COVER, CURRENTS, SEASONS AND TEMPERATURE ALL WILL TELL YOU WHERE THE FISH ARE AND ARE NOT.

BUT, THE GREATEST AID IS ATTITUDE. A FEW YEARS AGO, I CHANGED MY ATTITUDE. I STOPPED GOING ‘FISHIN’ AND STARTED GOING ‘CATCHIN’. SINCE, I HAVE YET TO COME HOME EMPTY HANDED. I NOW TAKE MY LIMIT OF NUMBERS AND LAND SOME REAL TROPHY SIZED FISH. I CHANGED MY ATTITUDE AND STARTED ‘CATCHIN’.

ATTITUDE. WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE ABOUT GOD? ARE YOU IGNORING THE SIGNS HE HAS GIVEN YOU? SPEND SOME TIME IN HIS WORD AND START ‘CATCHIN’.

GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. ISN’T IT TIME YOU STOPPED ‘FISHIN’ FOR THE LIFE GOD HAS FOR YOU AND STARTED ‘CATCHIN’ ALL THE DUTIES AND BLESSINGS HE HAS STORED UP FOR YOU?

“I DO ALL THIS FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL, THAT I MAY SHARE IN ITS BLESSINGS.”
I CORINTHIANS 9:23 NIV