Have you ever considered the principles of unity within a boat that is being rowed by men? Can you see the purpose of a captain and a co-captain working together with respect between the two? Can you see the purpose of when to row and when not, based upon the obstacles or the currents that are in the stream? For what good is a boat being rowed by men if they don’t know how to work together and they are constantly rowing against one another?
Another interesting characteristic of a captain is the vision that he has received to take the boat forward to reach the eternal goal. The object is for the captain to recognize that he might not be the one to take the boat home due to the length of the journey.Where wisdom comes in with leadership is by learning to train the co-captain to take the helm before it is time to step down.
The object is to recognize that God has given us boats from our homes to our careers and to our church. Once we recognize the boat that we have been given it is our place to recognize the gifts of God within each individual to best utilize the talents without restricting the momentum of the boat. For what good is a boat when it is being constantly rocked due to the lack of unity in the ship? Or, what good is a boat with a captain that lacks self discipline and the vision to stay on course?
Don’t allow Satan to spiritually misguide you in the currents of this world and forget God’s instruction to reach the other side….
James A. Harrison