We find this intriguing verse buried deep within the pages of the Old Testament: “King Jehoshaphat built a fleet of trading ships to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail – they were wrecked at Ezion Geber” (1 Kings 22:48).
The ships never set sail. So sad.
That is a commentary on many lives I know. Notice the order of the words. Two things happened. First, the ships stayed in the harbor; they never set sail. Second, they were wrecked.
The travesty of your life is not that you were wrecked, and therefore did not set sail (fulfill your dreams). Actually, it is in not setting sail that you are wrecked.
Yes, addiction can damage your ship. But it can’t sink your ship. Only you can do that. It is what happens after your discovery that matters most. If you stay safely in the harbor, that will lead to your destruction.
Recovery Step: You can stay in the harbor, but that’s not what ships were made for. So take a chance. Chase your dreams. Don’t let your past be the god of your future.