Fishing for Patience


I always seem to write about fishing. This week I was with a group of guys in Kansas, fishing. Our guide wanted to fish for white bass, which meant we had to find them. He was skilled at this, and very patient, but things weren’t going well. We caught a few, but not close to what we had hoped for so we continued on, finding schools of fish down deep but not catching many at all. We considered switching to catfish, which seemed an easier target, but the guide remained steadfast and made us be patient. Patience is something I need to work on, but I was hoping for more immediate gratification. We kept playing the game, and after about 3 hours the fish finally began feeding on the surface. You could hear them flopping around on the surface in great schools, chasing minnows. We would cast our lines into the schools and caught fish as fast as we could for about 30 seconds at a time. This lasted for 2 hours. It was thrilling, like someone had thrown dollars in the air and you were grabbing them as fast as you could. We chased them from spot to spot, trying to stay with the schools as they appeared on the surface. Our guide had done what he had said and we were rewarded for our patience.

God’s will is about patience and endurance. I pray that I can rejoice in God’s will and seek His purposes for my life. It is through patience that I can experience growth in my life. It is through endurance that I can work through my impatience and begin to see what God has in store for me. May your life be blessed with bountiful fishing through patience.

Luke 21:19 Staying with it—that’s what is required. Stay with it to the end. You won’t be sorry; you’ll be saved.  ~The Message

Terry Luce

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