Feel like you’ve been in a rowboat paddling like a crazy woman?
Or, in a battleship that you can’t get to turn around?
Or, a cruise ship surrounded by people who won’t go away?
Or, a fishing boat that is smelly and messy?
Or, a speed boat that is going full throttle?
Today it is time to take a breath and catch the breeze in your sails. Breathe. Deep breaths. Close your eyes and breathe.
You are not alone. Jesus has been with you when you were aboard the crazy rowboat or in any of those other boats. The problem is you have been trying to do it all yourself and it has worn you out.
Try something different. Imagine life as a sailboat where you are dependent on the breezes to move you. Instead of puckering up and blowing into the sail trying to move the boat yourself, take a deep breath and say, “Jesus.” When you do, open your hands as a gesture of showing Jesus you are done trying to right the ship.
“My beloved ones, don’t ever limit your joy or fail to rejoice in the wonderful experience of knowing our Lord Jesus!” Philippians 3:1
Your experience is designed to give God praise. Then, and only then, can you realize Jesus has been beside you in every port, ship and boat these past few weeks.
Hands open! Breathe deeply! Say His name – Jesus!
You will catch that breeze.