Recently a rare and mysterious arctic fish was caught off the coast of the Nanavut in Northern Canada. Nigel Hussey, a researcher from the University of Windsor told CBC, “Only one of these fish have been previously documented from the Hudson straight”. The researcher went on to say that if we were to fish deeper between 1,000 to 2,000 feet we might find that more of these types of fish existed.
So, with all this weirdness – in the back of your mind I’m sure you’re wondering what in the world all of this has to do with anything but weirdness. You see as I came across this story earlier this morning I was reminded of the time God spoke to Job in Job 38
“Who is this that obscures my plans
with words without knowledge?
3 Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
6 On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
7 while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?
8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
9 when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10 when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?
Clearly, my man Job definitely made the same mistake many of us make in our lives. He cried out from of a place of “all knowingness” thinking that there was simply no rationale behind his current situation. The fact is that oftentimes we approach our lives from a place where we think we know it all and clearly that’s just not the case. Our understanding as human beings is so faulty and subjective that one wonders how the world even manages to function but it does.
Instead of going through life and business from a place of superiority, instead of cursing God because you haven’t succeeded at a certain thing or because things aren’t going your way remember there’s so much in this world that we don’t know yet. More importantly, if we choose to live life based on our own radar the prospect of prosperity is slim to none when you’re in a bad situation. But if you live life based on God’s radar meaning “what god knows” and not necessarily what you know than the possibilities become endless. So the message today is to look at the possibilities in life as if they were some sort of mysterious fish living in the depths of the ocean. Any man or woman can say you can’t capture your passion in life, anyone can say that the type of life you want doesn’t exist or the type of business you’re trying to create won’t work. But those thoughts come only from one’s human understanding and as such lacks the divine knowledge to quantify such things as truth.