It is the small things that count

I have come to the conclusion that there is no such a thing as ‘a small thing’.  Everything matters. James 3:3 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Take one step at a time,…

The causes of a rudderless existence

1. Apathy: Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness. The opposite is enthusiasm.  The original word for apathy is ‘without feeling’. 2. A ‘whatever’ attitude! The opposite is a ‘it matters’ attitude. 3. Laziness: Resistant to work or exertion; pre-disposed to idleness….

The importance of momentum

Anyone who has sailed knows that without forward motion, the rudder cannot steer the boat.  For a rudder to work, it needs some existing forward movement. Albert Einstein, “Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” So the first step to living with direction is to get moving where we…

Our lives need a rudder

A rudder only has an effect when we use it. James 3:4 Take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. A rudder uses the prevailing circumstances to change the direction or course of…

What it means to be rudderless

To be rudderless is to have no rudder.  When we speak about being rudderless it means we are lacking in direction, control, or coherence. For example, we speak about the confused and rudderless markets.  What we mean is that the markets are going no-where.  It means we are aimlessly drifting, adrift, afloat, directionless, planless or…

Living with direction

Do you live a life that has direction and purpose?  Or do you live a ‘rudderless’ existence.  You are designed to live life with purpose and destiny.  God created each one of us to live with purpose and destiny coursing through our veins.  It is for this reason that when we resort to living life…


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