Do You Have An Anchor?
By Steve Goodier
Though I have never seen it, I'm told that the Niagara River has a
couple of interesting signs upstream of the famous falls. There is
one by the side of the river visible to daredevil boaters that reads,
"Do you have an anchor?" Then just downstream is a second sign that
says, "Do you know how to use it?"
"Do you have an anchor?" I have found that a solid anchor is
indispensable to one who intends to live life fully. To have an
anchor is to be centered and well-grounded. It is to have a vital
"Do you know how to use it?" For no amount of faith is enough if it
is not used.
We all come to what has been described as the "Red Sea place" in our
lives. That is the place where there is no way back and no way
around. We have to go through.
You know the places I mean . We find ourselves up against a critical
loss, an irreversible setback or a course of action that cannot be
changed. There is no way back and no way around. We have to go
Even a small ship can weather major storms if it has an anchor. But
it is likely to be tossed about and even capsized if the anchor is
What will you do when you get to the next "Red Sea place" in your
life? Do you have an anchor? Do you know how to use it?
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