How Does Your Anchor Hold?
“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1.
Drifting, is a nautical term for a boat that is not properly anchored. Anchoring a boat protects if from being carried away with changing tides and currents.
What are changing tides and currents?
Change, difficulties, blessings, addition of a baby, start to school, conflict with others, weddings, funerals, job loss, job gained, sell a house, buy a house, all the decisions in between, have a garage sale, prepare for it, move away from friends, adjust to new ones… and the list goes on and on and on. I find it is so easy to look at all that has to be done and loose sight of God. I want my circumstances to change so I’ll feel better but this only drags me from one current to the next. So, what can I do?
Anchor the Boat
Christ is the anchor that steadies my life. He’s the answer to every question I can fathom and every circumstance that comes my way. Beholding Christ anchors me. I’m goal oriented, a planner, one who gets things done, makes the list, assigns the actions and works the plan. That’s fine until the currents shift and the tide presses in and I feel my weakness. When I’m overwhelmed and looking at my circumstances to change so I can find relief, the last thing I need to do is put another process in place so that I can find the precious peace that alludes me. I must behold Christ by looking for him in his word and praying his word back to him. The immediate circumstances don’t necessarily change but by gazing at him, I am changed and he is glorified and isn’t that the point anyway?
How are you pulled off course?
How does your anchor hold?
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