Before you can legally set sail around the world, three things are essential: a Sailing Certification, Insurance and Passport. The final ingredient is Clearance Papers from your port of departure. This is the last obstacle before your voyage can officially begin.
But my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him, Hebrews 10:38.
To get where you want to go in life takes planning, paying attention to details and patience. Although spontaneity has its time and place, trips involve weeks, months and sometimes years to put together. Therefore, if you think you can just get up and go unannounced, you’re either retired or dreaming.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit, Galatians 5:25.
Spiritually speaking, to set sail by faith, one must begin to discern the presence of the Holy Spirit. Yet, before this occurs, one must rid their lives of any sinful desires which block one’s ability to follow God, Colossians 3:5-10. Studying the Bible, prayer and worship provide fresh wind and spiritual guidance to set sail. However, don’t leave shore without the anchor of faith to help you overcome the storms in life.
by Jay Mankus