Cutting loose the anchors, they left them in the sea and at the same time untied the ropes that held the rudders. Then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and made for the beach.
Lately God’s been showing me anchors in my life that are holding me back from the right next place for me.
My biggest anchor might be rumination! I have one of those always active brains that works super well for a writer, a bit less well perhaps for a sailor. Life is chock full of lessons about leaving the past behind, letting go and letting God, and in general fully embracing the moment and accepting all that is before you. And that means letting go of that death grip on the past, or of the way you think you wanted things to be, or of the way you think things should be.
What if all that’s come before could serve as a bridge to much greater adventures, more of His presence, and more of His love showered down upon us? You wouldn’t want to spend all day long staring down at the bridge and neglecting the beauty of the road before you, right? Neither do I!
Today I vow to look up and look forward, thanking Him for what’s come before, trusting Him for what’s about to come, and taking great joy in the journey.
Turns out I love to sail.