Remember the Titanic!

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As we move through life we may encounter situations where it appears that there is no way forward, no answer to our challenges. At these moments we must stop, center ourselves, and remember that there is no limit on God’s ability to supply answers that perfectly meet our needs.

The answer may come in the form of a book you read, a word spoken by someone, or an idea that pops into your mind. Sometimes it may come in the form of reaching a dead end! How could this be?

It is like the true story of the man who had booked a suite on the Titanic planning to share it with his best friend. The night before the boat was set to leave he went to a bar near the waterfront, got a bit drunk, and was “shanghaied”, or kidnapped. He was put on a boat going to Egypt, and required to do forced labor. When he got to Egypt, he escaped, only to find out that the Titanic had sunk after hitting an iceberg.

I ask you this: what do you think he thought about God, about the fairness of life, during his journey to Egypt (before he found out the Titanic had sunk)? He must have thought some great misfortune had befallen him, perhaps that he was cursed by God. I am sure if he prayed at all, he must have cried out in anger, resentment and bitterness. After all, in his mind he had been denied something wonderful, and forced to endure a bad experience.

Yet what was the truth? In fact what he regarded his greatest adversity was in fact his single greatest blessing, saving his life by keeping him off the doomed ship!

So I propose to you that if you are willing to trust you will discover that right now the answer you seek is right in front of you. But you must be willing to see through the eyes of faith, and trust that even if the answer comes in the form of a denial, or closed door, that is by far the best thing that could have happened to you!

Join with me in affirming today: Heavenly Creator, today I am willing to trust you completely with my life. I surrender my mind, including my dreams goals, strengths and weaknesses. I surrender everything I have done or not done. In short, I surrender everything in my life to you God. Today I trust that you can bring good from all things, and that I am exactly where I need to be! Thank you God!

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About the Author:

Robert Sidell is the Author of the Gateway. He is an international motivation speaker. Host of the Dreampower Show for over 10 years on the number 1 talk station in Las Vegas.
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