ments of joy and peace when I have
let myself be driven by the wind of
the Spirit tell me I am on course.
But when I’m feeling dragged down
or stuck in a constraining circle, I
know I have let myself be taken by
bad currents and it is time to change
leads a person into
can be exhilarating or
frightening. Pictured here
is the author at the helm.
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boat in its movement, so it can make
headway with equilibrium in the
middle of the water’s motion. The
helmsperson’s steering technique is
evident in the boat’s wake.
The good helmsperson knows
how to steer smoothly, without
abrupt movements. She’s always alert
because she has to anticipate. She’s in
tune with the crew, the environment,
and the boat. The bad helmsperson,
on the other hand, makes big tiller
movements, causing the boat to
knock into the waves.
God’s Spirit leads us to steer our
lives softly, like a good helmsperson.
It requires a lot of learning and practice. I work hard to prevent myself
from just drifting along. I try to decide on and follow a realistic course,
taking into consideration the many
variables in my life. My life leaves a
wake, and I can see from that if I’m
helming the way I should be. Mo-