Are you willing to set sail across an unknown sea?

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” These words caught my attention as I was perusing Facebook this morning. How true! Choosing to face your “ocean” (whatever that may be) can only be done as you leave a place that is both comfortable and familiar. Look around. How many people do you see who are living quiet lives of desperation or at best mediocrity because they are too afraid to leave what is comfortable and familiar?

Sometimes it is difficult leaving an abusive relationship because the familiarity of what people know is less frightening than what their unknown future holds. You may even be aware of some who return to caustic relationships after being away because they are so uncomfortable living outside of the drama they were so used to.

So, what does it take to make the big decision to board ship and sail out over the ocean? First, dream in color with vivid detail and keep that dream alive by repeatedly viewing it your mind—every day. Second, remember that feeling uncomfortable for a while is part of the change process. In time your new way of being will feel comfortable. Third, as you sail forward in faith over the unknown sea, take ahold of your Savior’s outstretched hand, knowing to Him there is no unknown. He has the power the calm the sea and give wind to your sails.



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