Thursday, June 7, 2018

At the right place at the right time

At the right place at the right time

I read the story of a fisherman named Larry Shaw, who was testing an outboard propeller on a lake in Ohio a few years ago. There, in a cove, he spotted a gigantic muskellunge fish near the surface. Shaw motored toward it and unsuccessfully cast out his line several times before the fish disappeared.

A half hour later, Shaw returned to the cove where he had first spotted the big muskie. It was back! Shaw turned on the electric trolling motor and headed toward the beast. As he crept closer, the massive fish suddenly started swimming directly toward the boat. Shaw quickly put on a leather glove and plunged his arm into the water, grabbing the fish behind the gills. That old fish started thrashing and twisting, but he finally wrestled the monster into the boat. The muskie weighed in at over 53 pounds.

When asked about his prize fish, Shaw shrugged and said, “I was at the right place at the right time—and was fool enough to grab it.”

That’s the same attitude we should have in fishing for people. Being at the right place at the right time—and being “fool enough” to take a risk—to tell your story—to share the word of life.

Then step back and watch God work.

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