You Can Give a Man a Fish…

An old Chinese proverb reads like this: “You can give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day… but if you TEACH him how to fish, you have fed him for a lifetime”.

In this day and age, we have to realize that we must be self-sufficient as people of God.

Even though we can go through times in our lives when we need a hand or help from others… as much as we can, we need to make sure we take responsibility for our own actions, and have the mind of a “go-getter”.

A go-getter doesn’t make excuses when things get rough… they come up with ideas and solutions!

When presented with a problem such as, “I’m hungry, how am I going to catch some of these fish swimming in the river”… a go-getter doesn’t starve to death… look for someone to give him or her a free fish… but a go-getter comes up with SOLUTIONS to the problem at hand.

“Maybe I can make a net or bag… and put it in the river, so that the fish will swim into it and get trapped.”

“Maybe I can this big stick off of a tree, and club the fish to death as they swim along.”

“Maybe instead of clubbing them with a stick… I can take the stick, tie some of this yarn or floss that’s in my pocket to it, attach a safety pin to the end of it, dig up a worm… and catch that fish with my homemade fishing pole!”

As foolish as some of those solutions are… at least they are solutions, and it is better to come up with a weak solution, rather than NO solution at all.

Do what you can do physically and mentally in a problem or situation… and God will accomplish what you cannot do, because He sees your faith.

Be blessed today and walk in God’s Abundance!

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