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Anchors Away.

For some odd reason, I just couldn’t get the image of a ship anchor out of my head this week. Anchors (as you already know) are extremely important to the overall purpose and longevity of a ship.

When lowered, the anchor provides a ship with the ability to withstand the toughest of storms, enabling it to stay in place. However, many miss the fact that in order for a ship to move along properly, that same anchor must eventually be lifted.

Every day I have become more amazed at how we as believers have learned to trust God in where He has instructed us to lower our anchors, however (more often than not), refuse to hear from Him when He has instructed us to lift them back up.

Let’s face it: Living a life with a lowered anchor is safe.

But living a life with a lifted anchor is not. Our natural tendency as believers is to anchor down in times of uncertainty. However, it takes extraordinary faith to become solely reliant on how our God decides to blow the wind. With only a few battered sails, and an old rudder of faith, there are times when we have to lean hard into the peace that can sometimes only be found in the middle of chaos.

It’s no wonder why so many of us have the number of barnacles we have attached to our lives. Many of us have become resistant to movement. As we move into the second half of this year, dare to move your ship away from the shore. Where you are today, you have been way too long.

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Milan Ford has been a leader and a survivor of ministry within the local church for most of his life. A lover of Red Vines Licorice and all things pointing North, Milan is the author of 83 Things I Wish The Black Church Would Stop Doing, and is now currently preparing to release his second book, I Still Love Those Fries, the fall of 2011. Milan and his wife Imani are the proud parents of three children: Kayla, Aliyah, and Ethan.