I write this blog based on my personal experience, my current season and lesson to share with you readers.
Recently, I found myself twisting Gods hands to follow my will. But that doesn’t or should I say will never happen. And I was reminded of this story:
This is based on an actual radio conversation between a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier (U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln) and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. (The radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 10/10/95 authorized by the Freedom of Information Act.)
Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.
Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES’ ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH–I SAY AGAIN, THAT’S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH–OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
Often times we pray “Lord, may your will be done.” Yet under the same breath we utter saying please let it be this week, month or year. – this, im very guilty of.
This is why pastors or mentors are so important as they not only help you grow but also help you mature in your faith and walk with God.
we are very much like the navy ship. Stubborn and know-it-all humans who think we can be in control of the situation, dare i say, we can tell Him what He should do, reality check : God is very much like the light house that directs the light, yet cant be moved. He knows whats best for us ..
And this we very well know of in verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Have a blessed week ahead 🙂