It is true that what you can grasp is to a degree dependent to what you have been exposed to, forming the background that defines your context.
I’m from Zimbabwe, a landlocked country on the southern region of the African continent. Landlocked countries have no essential need for Navies. The impact of that is huge, the same with someone who comes from and has had experience growing up in a country that is not landlocked.
The beauty of our age however is that our backgrounds have been made rather insignificant to what we can now grasp, simply by the advent of technology and precisely the Internet and Google.
“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you” – 1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV
Submarines have fascinated me ever since i was young, mostly because i only got to see them on movies and never in real life. So even though they fascinated me i didnt know much about them until recently when i decided to research about them.
¶Russian Typhoon Class are among the biggest submarines ever built and only 1 is in operation as we speak, they are native to the Russians. Their size is breathtaking and the technologies they employ is simply sophisticated. They are armed with mechanisms that are impressive to say the least. Yet in all that, they are such endowed just so as to work efficiently under the water, with minimal or little recognition.
I find the disparity between their working environment and ours in this age intriguing. We have been pressured to expose our work publicly, every step of the way. We now even crave public attention on all levels even on some things that require only privacy.
We now struggle to live private lives for we desire to always expose our “work”.
It seems we are losing the virtue of minding our own business and working quietly to let our fruit come out publicly. We have become so visible that being invisible is no longer an aspiration. Yet it seems that, a few years back, being invisible was more desirable than being public.
Our progress is now measured by how visible and active we are on the measurements that we have established. We also have unconsciously devised equations that equate success to public spotlight. Is it wonder that we are now pretentious on many levels?
The submarine,if it was a person, would love each moment it had to go underwater, where it would function optimally.
Water is life!
Water is symbolic of the Word of God!
Water is the strength of the fish!
There are seasons where you need to dip your head down in the water of the Word and stay in there. Your time whilst under is nothing compared to the progress you will achieve when it’s over.
It’s important to have seasons where you retract and be out of the radar. Use that time to refresh in Him, His Word and your progress is simultaneous with your seeming passivity as you hide yourself.
Take time to Hide and as you do, your engines will grind faster.
Hide and Grind.