Fish or Cut Bait

A wise pastor used this phrase with me once and it never has left. It was in regard to relationships and life in general. Timing is very important and can’t be dismissed. I believe life happens in seasons. A few months ago I was sailing in a very calm water that was very content. Right now I am in a transition season on two fronts and it is very difficult. I still love life, meet it head on and seek the Lord but the bouncy joy I generally have is a bit quieter. These seasons are for our good and growth. God knows what it takes to mold a man or woman and is passionate to do that. Much of my blog has been about that molding process. Whether I bring it on or it’s a God appointment, one thing for sure, my God loves me and wants me to grow more like him. If I didn’t know that I would never have peace and joy. I have been thinking about the Scriptures below and see in them another phrase that I use quite often. “It is what it is”

The Bible says hope deferred makes the heart sick and we have to realize that time is a precious commodity and not allow ourselves to hope our time away waiting. I have been doing that lately. I have been hoping for a future instead of living in the now. Reading below you find more than a romantic notion. You find that we are to actively move through our time. We are to do the actions in the verses below not let them be done to us. The Bible says also to redeem the time because the days are evil. We are not left here to limbo through anything. God’s Word is clear that we are to live purposely because one day this life is over. One day we give an account. I want to hear well done. I believe for me the will of God is to do the next right thing, then the next right thing.

As a dear lamb of God, he teaches me over and over that the secret to life is letting go. When my hands cling to what I want I am saying no to God. When I hold on to my own way and ideas about how things should be and what looks proper or what I deserve (or don’t deserve) I am saying I know better than God what is best for me. Freedom and surrender are very close cousins. We have to free ourselves from ideas that bind us or box God in, we have to surrender that God might just do something we never expected in a way that only seems right to Him.

Dear ones before it is too late and the river of time carries something away from you that God wanted you to have, open your heart and mind to His provision and his grace for you. Let him restore you. Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Only God does. Above all use your time wisely. Be restored by God and stop saying no. Don’t play God with your life or your time. The time to live is now.

Fish or cut bait is a term about stopping something that is futile. I say if you cut bait continue to fish where it makes sense to you and is planned by God. Never stop fishing. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.

Ecclesiastes 3

1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

10I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

14I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

15That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

16And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there

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