‘A Ship is always safe at the shore but that is not what it is built for’ By Mercy Karumba

We all love comfort, assurance, security, certainty. You know the feeling when all things are good and beautiful. But is that all we are created...


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We all love comfort, assurance, security, certainty. You know the feeling when all things are good and beautiful. But is that all we are created for? 

A ship is built with a rudder and an anchor for the purpose of direction and anchoring. We have our support system that keeps us strong when things are tough. Be it our skills, our personality, our abilities, we are all created with that one thing that makes us stand out from the crowd. What gives us the direction to pursue? The course to take, the career to go for, the business to venture in. We have all it takes to go for it. 

A ship is made of steel to make it float on water despite the storm. There’s a reason why a ship would not be made of gold, despite being one of the most expensive metals or iron, despite being one of the strongest. We are who we are for a reason, we just need to find out what that reason is. 

It is safer to be at the comfort zone (shore) but what would happen if a ship stays at the shore all its lifetime? That’s the same thing as when we don’t step out of our comfort zone and go for what we were created for. We fear the storms will overcome us; yet we are built to stay afloat. 

Not to forget, just like a ship has a captain, we have a Creator who not only understands our purpose, but whom if we allow to lead us from the shores, will be with us in the sea, helping us bring out our best self.   A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for. What are you built for? To get a male perspective on this, read Mitchell’s post HERE

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