There’s a song by Stephen Curtis Chapman and the 1st verse and chorus go like this
“In the spring of 1519 a Spanish fleet set sail. Cortez told his sailors this mission must not fail. On the eastern shore of Mexico they landed with great dreams but the hardship of the new world made them restless and weak. Quietly they whispered, “Let’s sail back to the life we knew.” But the one who led them there was saying “Burn the ships! We’re here to stay. There’s no way we could go back now that we’ve come this far by faith. Burn the ships! We’ve passed the point of no return. Our life is here so let the ships burn!”
Last week I wrote about God calling each of us on to a mtntop to meet with Him, to have an incredibly intimate and life changing relationship with Him. Once that decision has been made you must remember that there is an enemy out there who will do everything in his power to convince you to turn around, go back to the way it use to be when God was at a safe distance. When life was comfortable and easy. Intimacy with God is costing too much and is too hard for you – go back to the way it use to be.
My question today is what are your ships that can carry you back to the way life use to be? What is your plan B if God is unfaithful? What things in your life are you holding on to that are holding you in the past?
What are your ships?
My Friend, it’s time to let them burn.
Burn your ships. Draw the line in the sand, stake your claim on the mtntop and declare for all the world to hear – I am here and I am with this God. When He moves I will move. Where He goes I will go. What He says I will do. And where He stays I will stay. My ships are burnt, I can’t go back. My life is here and it is now with Him.