"I used to sit on the banks with a raft and watch the water roll lazily by. One day I pushed my raft into the shallows of the water and found the water moved swifter than I thought. My raft was actually a boat. The, after some time, I rowed my little boat into deeper water. There were great storms, mightly winds, tremendous waves, and sometimes I felt so alone. But I have notices my little rowboat is now a mighty ship manned by my friends and love ones; and beautiful calm seas, warm sunny days, and nights filled with comfortable dreams always double after a storm. Now, I could never go back and sit on the bank. In fact, I search for deeper water. Such is life when lived." - B.D. Gulledge
What an amazing reminder that life is about perspective. What one person sees as adversity another sees as opportunity. Freedom to one can feel like chaos to another. It is important to figure out which perspective serves our soul.
We often have the resources that we need but fail to notice them. We minimize our strengths while we focus on our weaknesses. When we stop to recognize our abilities, we can stop fearing our circumstances. Where can you seek deeper waters today? Where do you need to recognize that your raft is a ship?