Does life seem more like a ship than a train? Even if we have a planned course, it is impossible to be locked in on a track like trains. Instead we are susceptible to rough and stormy seas. What small habits control your ship? Just like the tiny helm of a huge ship, sometimes the little things are the big things.
I thought of the above scripture this morning when we read James 1:6. It says that those who waver in the faith are like waves that are driven by the wind and tossed. A few chapters later, in James 3:4, he goes on to say, “Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.”
Don’t Ignore the Tiny But Mighty Habits
Sometimes those tiny but mighty habits could be easily overlooked. (Or they get put on the back-burner because we may think, “the kids never listen at scripture study anyway.”) Take a moment to think of one of those small things that you are doing great. Think of another that could use some improvements. Come up with a plan to be better at both.
(Spoiler alert the “plan” could be as simple as saying a prayer to know how to improve. And, if you’re like me, and you want to increase the sincerity of your prayers – POOF – step one is done.)