Who is the Captain of Your Ship?

God asked me a question today: Am I the Captain of your ship?

"Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take." Proverbs 3:6

We are all afloat in troubled waters. Our journeys differ, but the destination remains the same for us all: The Choice. At the end of our life, our quest upon the seas, we arrive at the port of eternity - with God, or without Him.

Many have chosen His Way, and it is to you that I write today. You have made God your Lord, but have you allowed Him to captain your ship?

The world's oceans run deep and dark, filled with immeasurable joy and fathomless pain. Without God at the helm to decide our headings, we float adrift. The wind grabs our sails and says, "Go this way." It's often too late that we realize the coaxing winds are tossing us into the hurricane. We desperately need a Captain to guide the way, to say No to the sinful winds and the storms of the self-righteous.

The world tells us to set our own course, to allow our hearts to guide the way in seeking pleasure, happiness, and success. It's ours for the taking. I deserve the best, and because of that I will claim it.

The world lies.

God reminds us in His Word to seek HIS will, not our own. Christian friend, without God as our Captain, we founder. We crash upon the rocks of anger and frustration, rather than safely navigating the shallows under the Captain's direction and guidance. We determine we know our minds and our desires, and succumb to the anguishing waves overwhelming our self-centered hearts.

Allow God to be your Captain. Let Jesus be your Pilot. Heed the Lighthouse warnings of the Holy Spirit. For the ocean races deep and dark, and its chasms will swallow us if we do not.

After all, "even the winds and the waves obey Him."


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