I sit down just to write a few lines tonight. Lines about how great our God is. Many of you know about the journey I have been on to get to this point in my life, and how God has used it. As tournament time approaches quickly, the pressure to make sure every angler, and every person involved with Fishers of Men West KY needs are met. I began to do something God does not want us to do. Worry.
I worried about how to feed people. How to reach people. How to make sure folks enjoyed themselves, and came back with friends. Volunteers we would need, and just all that will be involved in making sure we show Christ and love in all we do. All the while I knew God would provide all I would need. So I prayed. I prayed very specifically for things I would be needing. I prayed for strength, wisdom, discernment. For Gods will to be my own. I prayed for peace on this issue. Worry is a killer folks and God tells us in Mathew 6.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
The faith that God would provide lifted my worry. I am encouraged by the Word. As soon as I let go of the thought of control God stepped in and took the reins. That is when things started to move.
One of my personal struggles is control. I want to be in the know. I want to be in the drivers seat. It makes it hard to move Josh out of the way so God can work. This literally hit me as I am writing. It is a lesson I always don’t see until its done. I have no control on Gods timing. No matter how hard I try or work until God is ready, until my fruit is ripe God will not move to the next step. While I want to bust in the door God wants me to be patient. Aren’t fishermen supposed to be patient? Well when it comes to waiting on Gods timing, when I think it is time I fall short.
Today God has shown up and shown up big. We have some new folks stepping up to help us out, and I am excited to tell you all more about how God can use each of us in different ways to bring the big picture together. As of right now I don’t have all the information to post about our new partners. I will be posting soon. It just is great to see how trust in God can be rewarded. Thanks to everyone for the prayers, and support thus far. I look forward to the future. I look forward to seeing how God will help us all come together in His name.
It is an exciting time of growth. May God Bless all of you, and your families.