The first step to living with direction

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 things.  
A rudder allows for a change in direction while in motion.  We all need a rudder but it is more important that we get moving!
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 are and that will enable us to overcome a rudderless existence.
Take what you do seriously; give it your best shot. Be the best at what you do and do it with all your heart.  Get motivated, get professional, get productive, get momentum and get busy.  Then with the advantage of movement your will be able to steer things into a direction.  When you stop being ‘on the move’ things will slow down and setting a new direction becomes impossible.  Without the movement, nothing will change.
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