Monday, November 21, 2016

Don't Row Your Boat, Set Your Sail

Overlooking the Cook Inlet, near Anchorage, Alaska. 
Last week, I listened to a series of talks on willpower. In this series, the speaker suggested that too often, we waste our time and energy by "rowing [our] boats" instead of "setting [our] sails" and using the natural strength of the wind.

In other words, we tend to rely on our own strength instead of asking for help outside of ourselves and drawing upon that strength—like the strength of our friends and family. Or the unseen strength of the wind—like the strength of our Creator.

. . . interesting thought.