The following is an entry from a book I wrote for Abingdon Press called Wellspring. I hope you enjoy it today!
Send your bread out on the water because, in the course of time, you may find it again. Ecclesiastes 11:1
It’s not easy to figure out when to take a risk or when to start something new. Even making an effort can seem overwhelming, and yet, something nags at you, insisting that it’s time,
that today is a new day and even if you didn’t make it work before, you can now. Think of the Nike slogan that implores you to “just do it!”
Procrastination may make sense in terms of giving your new ideas thoughtful consideration. Weighing the odds is a worthwhile use of your time. Getting uncomfortable, though,
is a challenge, but the writer of Ecclesiastes doesn’t really care. He says “get it done.” With a little due diligence, in the course of time, you may reap a reward, and you may win the day.
If you don’t cast your bread on the waters, you know that nothing can return to you. If you simply cast the bread and walk away, you won’t be expectant. You won’t recognize
the opportunity or be ready for the win. So go ahead! Take a chance on becoming all that God meant you to become and show Him and the rest of the world
what you’ve got. It will renew your spirit and you’ll find yourself in a refreshing stream of opportunity. Take a chance on YOU!