Two men went fishing. One was an experienced fisherman, the other wasn’t. Every time the experienced fisherman caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep it fresh. Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught a big fish, he threw it back. The experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and finally got tired of seeing the man waste good fish. ‘Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you catch?’ he asked. The inexperienced fisherman replied, ‘I only have a small frying pan’.
Sometimes, like that fisherman, we throwback the big plans, big dreams, big jobs, big opportunities that God gives us. Why? Well because our faith is too small. We may laugh at that fisherman who didn’t figure out that all he needed was a bigger frying pan, yet how ready are we to increase the size of our faith? Whether it’s a problem or a possibility, God will never give you anything bigger than He can handle. That is the key to the big fish. He gives you what is seemingly out of your reach so He can get it to you from His distance. [How awesome!] Starting that new business, launching out in that ministry, studying at a higher level, a healing that is needed… whatever it is that will increase our level of faith from where it is now, will require taking a bold step into the “next adventure”. Launching into the deep and increasing our faith means we can confidently walk into anything God brings our way.
You can do all things through God. Nothing is too big for Him!
This week why don’t you look at ways in which you can use a “bigger frying pan” for your self or even someone else instead of throwing away their or your big fish.
“Stop telling God you’ve got big problems. Tell your problems you’ve got a BIG GOD!”
author unknown – borrowed and modified from an email received.