Bigger Fish to Fry


Alabama football coach Nick Saban tells the story about the time when, as an 11-year-old, he was fishing in West Virginia. He wasn’t getting a bite, but a man not far from him was catching a lot of catfish. Then Saban noticed that the man was keeping the smaller catfish, while throwing the larger ones back in the water. When he asked the man why he was only keeping the smaller fish, the man replied, “I only have a 9-inch skillet.”

Saban’s application of the story is this—“You have to know who you are.”

I have a different application—“Maybe you need to think bigger!”

Does your church really expect to grow? Do you actually intend to be more productive than you ever have before?

Maybe some of us need to get a bigger frying pan!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”—Ephesians 3:20-21.


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