I love quotes. Always have. And I love to apply them to everyday life and when I can and when it applies to use them to encourage someone else.
Hopefully, that will be the case here.
Today, I was eating lunch in the conference room at my office and reading the latest issue of Time magazine.
And it was there that I found my latest favorite quote.
It had everything to do with a change of path, an altering of your course.
We as humans are almost always changing, we are constantly altering our course. Yes, sometimes there are those who find a course and they remain steadfast. But that is the exception not the rule..
The rest of us set sail in life and as we get out on the open sea the winds pick up, the storms begin to intensify and the waves crash against the side of our ship.
We fight and fight against the winds which are taking us in a direction of destruction. And we ask God to calm the storms and change our path.
Actually, I have often found God in the storms, testing me to see if I can endure and withstand the constant pounding of the waves.
So, when reading the section in Time called Briefing I found the following quote. Kofi Anan, former U.N. Secretary General and current U.N. – Arab League peace envoy, repeating an African proverb to Syrian President Bashar Asssad during talks to end months of violence throughout the country.
“You can’t turn the wind so turn the sail.”
You can not stop the strong winds and the direction that the storm and the winds are taking you in life.
However, with God’s help, you can turn the sail to allow you to navigate to safer water and the course of which God has chosen for your life.