“No matter what is going down in my life, if I just go surfing it seems to make it better.”
It’s common to hear of people who make surfing their default – the thing that makes every situation in life better.
Surfing is my happy place – but it’s also the place I go to when I am sad, or mad, or even bad! Now don’t get me wrong, there is a heap of other places you could go to that will not serve you as well. But surfing as your default is never as sound as going to Jesus. Whether you and I are sad, glad, or even bad, James encourages us to take it all to God in chapter 5 of his letter.
Next time you want to run to the surf as the cure-all for all your circumstances, challenge yourself about whether this is bypassing going to God. Maybe it would be better to meet up with a trusted brother or sister and have a solid chat and then pray to make God your default position. God’s ways are the anchor for your soul!
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