“You got the makings of greatness in you, but you gotta take the helm and chart your own course! Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes, you'll get the chance to really test the cut of your sails and show what you're made of!”
- John Silver Treasure Planet
These words never fail to reach inside of me and grab hold of the greatness. The movie Treasure Planet is almost twenty years old at the time that I am writing this devotion. I have seen it countless times. Everytime it gets to the part of that quote it impacts me even more than the previous time. God has charted out a course for us, he knows every twist and turn, we don’t. We have to choose to travel that course every day that we set our feet to the ground. God has a destination set for us; we have to align ourselves with that destination. We must take note on the maps and charts of our life, God lays out landmarks for us. If we are not paying attention and checking the currents in which we are sailing, if we fall asleep on our watch, we will soon find ourselves off course from where we need to be.
“Stick to it, no matter the squalls!” The course that God assigned to you is different from the one he assigned to me, our paths may cross but that does not mean you abandon the direction God had you moving. Some people will ride in your wake, being refreshed by what God pours into you, others shoot across your bow to try and stop you but they teach a valuable lesson. Then there are the few that God sets up to sail alongside us, to weather the mightiest of storms. No matter what, we keep track of the course that we are on. So we can “rattle the stars” and accomplish what is set before us.
Much Love & God Bless