We lived off a dirt road, and I took the boat across the dirt road to a small lake. And I would paddle this boat in the high winds, because this lake was windy. One day, I thought, “I’m going to make an anchor. I’m tired of paddling. I’m going to make an anchor, something secure, something heavy.”
So I got some clothesline and a Clorox bottle. I put the Clorox bottle in the sandbox and dumped all this sand in there, put the top on it, and tied that to the clothesline. I took it to the lake, paddled out and found a good spot. I threw the anchor overboard. But I had made a dumb decision. I forgot how deep the lake was. This lake was something like 18 or 20 feet deep, but the clothesline was only like 10 feet long. And then, the Clorox bottle was so light that the sand didn’t give it the weight it should’ve had. It got all muddy and was just floating in the water. I ended up being blown all over the lake! It was terrible.
So many people I run into are looking for things that are secure and firm; yet, they’re using anchors made of clotheslines and Clorox bottles. They think, “If I sleep in this bed with this person, that’ll be it! If I make this deal, that’ll be it! If I move to the corner office, that’ll be it! If I have this high, that’ll be it! If I go to that physician, that’ll be it! If I go to that college, that’ll be it!” And they’re being blown around the lake of life with no security, nothing solid, nothing secure.
Well, God comes along and says, “Throw your anchor overboard. Put it on my Word, in my promises. Know them, understand them, believe them, and live them out.”© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Jr
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