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Am I That Smart?

Written By Jeff Roman

Isaiah chapter 55 verse eight, God speaking
“ for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “ for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

As outdoorsman have we ever tried to outsmart ourselves. We read and read and read trying to gather as much information as we can. Try to learn from somebody who thinks they are in the know. Trying to learn the new techniques the new patterns the new electronics and new baits. I am not saying these are bad things because they’re not they are good things but is all this time we are thinking are we getting smarter, or just more prideful? Believe it will help us put more fish in the boat. Increase that weight in the live well. If you are a tournament angler that is. But sometimes we just get too smart for our own britches. Sometimes we start thinking too much. As it says in the book of Isaiah that I just wrote, God's thoughts are way above our thoughts. If we go out and have a bad day on the water we think it's something that we did. It was our fault. I need to learn more. Need to learn more so I can be a better fisherman so I don’t have days like this. I lost that big bass today because I did something stupid in the retrieve. Did a poor job of netting or landing.  Or it was my partners fault for not having been there closer to help. It had to be somebody’s fault. How do we know things just didn’t happen because it was God's choosing. God‘s thoughts are way above ours and he has a reason why things happen. Maybe there was that day you had a bad day on the water so that somebody else had a good day on the water and that was God's choosing. Maybe setting an example. Letting somebody else having a great day was meant to happen for a particular reason by God. God said the heavens are higher than the earth and my ways are higher than your ways. Who are we to argue that. We can think what we want and we can put a lot of pride in ourselves and think it’s all about us. But it’s not. We need to take that pride out and we need to leave it to God. So when you’re having a bad day or even a good day just remember there are reasons why things happen and sometimes it’s not in our control. Probably most the time it’s not. We have to leave it to God and trust Him because we know that He has told us His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways and we have to trust Him in that. Remember it’s not all about us!
It’s about our relationship with God! Put that first and see where He leads you!!

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