It is very easy in life when we drift away from God for our planes to become grounded and for our boats to take on water. Without God being in the center of our lives and maintaining our balance through the instruction of the Lord each one of us are vulnerable to become lost at sea.
The object is to recognize how each boat leads to a larger boat and how each plane leads to a larger plane. Another point to recognize is the carrier and learn how to humbly come on board with unity to come out of the darkness into the light. This world is a tough world and will continue to get tougher. Unless we learn how to come together with God in the center of everything we do and learn how to recognize the ones that God puts before us to carry out His purpose and not our own then we are only going to continue to stand at the edge without ever learning how to go forward.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7
James A. Harrison