Who Captains Your Ship?

By Kaitlyn B./ Photo Credit: Intermedia

Imagine you are on a ship. The ship is large and unfamiliar to you. As you sail through a seemingly endless sea, storms often come. Many of these storms are almost too much for your ship to take despite the size and stability of it. The ship maker was very proficient, but despite the quality of the ship the only thing you can think while you attempt to navigate through the threatening waves is how inadequate your ship seems in the face of such large waves. It’s impossible.

What’s the solution? You might say, “a larger boat, of course,” but is the boat the real problem?  I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t sail a ship by myself. Perhaps the real problem is that you also are an inadequate captain to sail such a large, unfamiliar ship. So what’s the solution? Perhaps, the solution is to get someone more skilled at the helm. Who would you choose? Who would you put at the helm?

I would pick the builder of the ship. The builder would know the ins and outs of the large vessel, its capabilities, its strengths.

What about your life? Who do you put at the helm? On the surface it seems putting yourself at the helm is a pretty good idea. After all, it’s your ship. You know where you want it to go. But what if there is one more qualified and one whom you know you can trust? One who knows where the ship was built to sail. Wouldn’t that be a better option?

There is someone who can steer your ship through the toughest of waves. God is the builder of our vessels and He is the most qualified to be at the helm of our lives. He knows us, and He can see through the fog and get us to where we need to go. No wave is too great, no fog too thick, no distance too far. If we trust Him and put Him at the helm everything will work out eventually and eternally.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Marilyn Reply

    Very insightful. Thanks for the post. A good reminder that we don’t have to do it alone.

  2. Lee Reply

    Thanks for the great analogy Kaitlyn. It made me think about patriarchal blessings and how important they can be in “steering our ships” through rough waters.

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