In April, I went on a cruise with my mom and her friend to celebrate her birthday.
It was kind of a last minute trip, but despite the many issues we had with what was promised to us prior to coming aboard the ship and what we actually got, overall it was a great trip.
This was my fourth cruise and no matter how many times I have boarded the ship, I am always fascinated by the grandeur of the ship.
I really think this is the best value when taking vacations because you get to visit several different places in one vacation, food and drinks are included, and you have entertainment just a few steps out of your room.
Not to mention, you get to meet so many different people from all parts of the world, literally.
**Shout out to our awesome waiters from India, (who may one day read this), Mithil and Sanford, who served us all week for dinner. They were so funny!
One of the things that captured my attention the most on this particular ship was the size and details of the ship.
It was a topic of conversation with my mom’s friend and I throughout out time aboard.
On one particular day, on our way to Grand Cayman islands (such a beautiful island!), we had to board a smaller ship in order to get to the island because they didn’t have a port larger enough to house our ship.
On the ride back across beautiful, deep blue waves in the smaller boat, my mom’s friend and I engaged in another one of those conversations about the ships.
We had just gotten back to our cruise ship and we were getting ready to get off and board the ship again.
We were both fascinated by the magnitude of the ship, that we could now see from a better angle, as well as the smooth process they had to stabilize the smaller ship so everyone could get off and on to the cruise ship.
Then my mom’s friend said, “Wow, it’s amazing that man could have built this ship, thinking of everything they would need to be able to move through this process smoothly.”
Immediately, the Holy Spirit reminded me of one such man, who did just this back in Genesis 6, before technology and research was in existence.
His name was Noah.
Build a large boat from cypress wood and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior. ~Genesis 6:14, NLT
As I remembered this, I thought to myself,
What is my excuse for not doing the things that God has called me to do or becoming His best right now while I am waiting?
What’s your excuse?
Building boats, prior to this chapter, were not mentioned in scripture and neither were floodwaters—the very thing God used to destroy the land and the people in it.
Noah knew nothing except what God instructed him to do.
He didn’t ask questions.
He didn’t delay.
He didn’t even give any excuses as to why he couldn’t do it.
I’m too old.
I’ve never seen this done before.
I’ve never built anything like this before.
I’ve don’t have the resources.
I don’t have any help.
I don’t have enough education.
And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him. Noah was 600 years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth or land. ~Genesis 7:5-6, AMPC
What has God been calling you to do in this season while you are waiting?
Have you taken steps in obedience?
If not, what’s your excuse?
I challenge you to get started right now and trust the Lord to help you along the way.