A Girl Named Leney

THE JOURNAL

A Very Small Rudder

Shot with 35mm film/ Minolta x-700

   Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
//James 3:4-5

This verse made an impression on me a few weeks ago and I just came across it again today.
How often I forget how important my words are. How they affect me, my circumstances and others around me. They steer me in whichever direction I let them, like the rudder of a ship. Seemingly small in insignificant but in reality far more vastly important and influential than I recognize most of the time.
I think analogies involving ships and water always stick out to me because of my love of the sea and having grown up sailing
God knows just how to get my attention when He most needs to it seems.