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  • Writer's pictureJ. Wilson

How will you choose to steer the ship today?

“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”

Gwendolyn Brooks

I was listening to a guided meditation this morning, and the instructor asked that we think back on the people that brought us to this particular moment in time. I flashed back on people and experiences that have positively influenced my life in meaningful ways. Some of these touchpoints were so minute at the moment, but over time have had an impact beyond measure. It reminded me of this verse from the book of James. ‘And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. ‘James 3:4

We all have the opportunity to help direct the course of others, to serve and influence direction, just like the rudder on a ship. Perhaps taking a moment to reflect on how we are the harvest based on the investments others have made into us can guide the energy we seek to bring into the world today. Twenty years from now, someone will be reflecting on the difference you made in their life…

I am grateful that my family often times helps me in this journey. They give up opportunities they could be spending time with their friends and doing other things but they serve. They decided the direction they want to go and that is serving others. I am so proud of them. I am so grateful for their willingness to serve others.

Find someone you can be a light in their darkness. Love loudly.


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