“He made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side” (Mark 6:45).
I’m guessing that when Jesus did that, his followers yawned, then mumbled to each other, “Here goes another boring boat ride; I wonder what Jesus will have for us on the other side of the lake.”
Fast forward four verses.
“They saw Jesus walking on the water” (Mark 1:49).
Here’s the point. We make the destination the main thing. But for Jesus, the journey is the main thing. Oswald Chambers said it like this: “God is not working toward a particular finish; his purpose is the process itself.”
What we call preparation, God calls the goal. Recovery is more about direction than destination. So capture those seemingly mundane moments in the boat, on the way to what’s next. It is on that journey that you just might have your greatest encounter with Jesus yet.
Recovery Step: Embrace the journey.