The signal to abandon a ship is more than six short blasts, followed by one long blast on the ship’s whistle and general alarm. If a ship is abandoned, all practical efforts are required for mariners to save their ship; if they fail, a crucial decision is made to abandon the vessel.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24
Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity – Anthon St. Maarten
We spend most of our waking hours trying desperately to save our ego, our position, our title and whatever else we have fashioned into the self we want others to so desperately believe we truly are. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. Luke 17:23 We are called to “Abandon Ship”, a fact, where the only life-changing thing that matters is getting to the lifeboat. This is the reality that I need not take anything with me except, the resolve to reach the safety of the boat. “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy…” Titus 3:5. When more than six short blasts, followed by one long blast come sounding, do not remain, leap with all your might. Ain’t it so!