As I was driving into work this morning I heard a song that said“Ships without an anchor” I couldn’t even understand what the guy said after that but God immediately started putting thoughts and a new revelation in my spirit… So I finished the line for the guy..
“Ships without an anchor, rely on the wind and the sea” That is how our life is if we are not anchored in Christ.
We go through life relying on the sea or our emotions and the wind or our current circumstances to lead us and shape our life. I know that I am totally guilty of this and have been on many occasions. God is the anchor that we need to drop down in the middle of our storms or hurts, or disappoints, or less than what we have dreamed of circumstances. He is the only anchor that can hold. Look at what the Bible says in Hebrews…
“Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT
God, and the hope that we have in Him is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls… I love that. This is a concept and discipline that is much easier said than done…. I know in my own life I can think of many occasions where I thought to myself “ok, no matter what I am not going to move and give in or change my mind!” But then as soon as the situation gets a little challenging and my emotions start to waiver, it is like I pull up my anchor and just let the “wind and sea” take me wherever they are headed.
How can we live out our destiny and life God has for us if we pull up our anchor and let our emotions and circumstances lead us?
When I think about my life like this, it makes it so much easier to understand why sometimes I can feel like I am getting no where or like I am going in circles… It is because I am letting my life be lead by emotion. Do you ever do this? I seriously hope I am not the only one! The wind and its direction, speed and strength are constantly changing…(just like our circumstances) which affects how high and strong the waves of the sea are (our emotions). We must let our anchors down and keep them down. God promises to be a “Strong and Trustworthy Anchor for our Souls” That is a promise from Him.. and He ALWAYS keeps His promises. So next time you find yourself ready to pull up your anchor just remember that God is strong enough to get you through this storm if we will just stay put and let Him take us and walk with us through it… on the other side of the storm is smooth sailing ahead..