Though one can’t argue with my mean backfloat, I do admit that I am not the most swim savvy person on earth. I mean just because you try out to be a lifeguard, and end up getting rescued by the lifeguards administering the test, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the worst… just means you need some improvement on your swim skills. (true story)
Even still… My lack of skill for all things swim oriented won’t stop me this time… I’m abandoning ship.
We’re all traveling on a boat in this great ocean of life. The sun shines some days and it’s easy sailing, storms rage other days, and the journey seems like it will consume us, but how many of us are not moving at all? Just stuck in the same spot in the ocean…day after day…year after year… as we watch other boats sail by.
Our boat has stopped sailing because of FEAR.
Maybe it was a devastating failed relationship, or complacency with the comfortable, or another tragic event that took place in your life that has stopped you from moving ahead.
If we want to move forward we need to ABANDON SHIP.
Sure, there are risks in that. What if we drown? What if something else comes and devours us in the ocean?
But what if we stay in that boat of fear? Will your life, will my life, forever be defined as a life of blessings and growth missed out on?
It may be scary for a while, but we’ll eventually make it to another boat, one that is moving ahead, and may even have some other people to enjoy the journey with. The boat we once called “safe” will be a distant memory, while we enjoy the life of freedom and joy that comes with trusting God and living by faith.
The reward is greater than the risk.
The reward is GREATER than the risk.
The REWARD is GREATER than the risk.
It has taken me quite some time to come to terms with that, but I’m trusting God to help me every single day that I feel I want to doggy paddle my way back into that idle boat. I want to keep swimming, and climb onto a boat that is moving in only one direction (“cuz you’re beautiful, just the way you are”…sorry cheesy tangent)…. ahead. I refuse to let the enemy win and miss out because of fear.
Faith is telling us to “Abandon Ship”. Will we obey?