11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. 12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. Ecclesiatess 9:11-12
What is Solomon saying? In a nutshell, life is unpredictable. We all know good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. People we think will not succeed might become presidents of companies. People we thought would be a famous athlete or make something great of themselves, because of their high school or college years, become “couch potatoes”.
Sometimes our lives are just like the fish swimming around then all of a sudden their whole world is turned upside down when they are caught in a net. Different events occur in our lives which make us go “another way”. Solomon says, “time and chance happens to all”.
Lots of people start off on one path then something happens to totally change the course, it may be a death, a change in financial situation or a variety of other circumstances. A sudden tragedy can put us in a tailspin for a long while.
What do you do when life throws a “curve ball”?
Have a blessed day,