Sometimes I Feel Like Christopher Columbus

Sometimes I feel like Christopher Columbus, searching for another new world—but in a country that once was! When I discover this new world in all its glory, I will give it to my children and yours as my loving inheritance to them. Just like Columbus pursued his ambitious dream, we must pursue ours, too! We must raise our sails now and fly straight into the fiercest, uncharted seas, without flinching for even a second! And when that time comes, and we’re face to face with the monsters, we must banish them to the ocean floor!

I’m a thrill seeker! I’m always looking for the most dangerous ship to board. That’s why I love Columbus Day!

It’s pretty intense, what’s happening in this world today. There are some huge problems.

We haven’t much time! A clock is set in motion. An outbreak of sin and suffering ravages our planet. This is the world we’ve built with our decades of tolerance.

Tonight, innocent children will be molested. Sex slaves will be raped multiple times each, by the pigs who purchase them. Masses of people will suffer and die from drug and alcohol addiction. Children will lie in bed awake for hours, tortured with fears.

Our families are broken. Our government is broken. Our economy is broken. Terrorists have entered our country. It’s true.

It seems like we have entered a Post-Christian era in America (and in other countries). The pressure is on. The churches are under fire. Good people are scared to take a stand. Immorality now spreads like an outbreak. Some say, there is no hope, and we’re going down.

But, there is still a chance.

Together we can heal the spiritual and moral condition of our world! We can live more fully committed to the teachings of Jesus and give more love and compassion to the destitute. We can rescue the slaves.

We have the message. We have the answers. This generation has not even come close to scaling the depths of God’s power. We can be the light of the world, like Jesus said we would be.

It sounds far fetched and dramatic, but it’s obtainable. One family, neighborhood, and town at a time. We can reignite the fire in our churches. We can build a better tomorrow, and we will!

Do you want your kids to know that you made a stand for them? Then, be inspired by Columbus on this Columbus Day, to risk it all for a dream. Do something awesome and worthwhile with your life.

Questions: What is your dream? Does it have something to do with making a difference and leaving a legacy? When are you planning to raise your sails? Let’s talk about it.

Todays thoughts came from my book, Make Me A Legend.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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2 thoughts on “Sometimes I Feel Like Christopher Columbus

  1. Dear Pastor,
    What you say about the free-fall of Godliness in our own U.S. of A. is also apparently true in Australia, where I am, and certainly true in England, where I recently came from. And yes, I totally agree with you; believing in and receiving the Holy Spirit power of God will not only save and empower ourselves and our families, but can also make a huge difference in our county and even our country. Amen!
    Your Brother in Christ, Hugh

    • Gday! Hugh, my friend, I certainly miss you while you are abroad. I’ve prayed for you often. Yes, we always grieve for Europe whenever we pass through.

      It’s something to note, that people ARE reaching for God’s love and salvation in the poorest and most undeveloped nations. Is this due to the humility they possess that is not seen in developed and prosperous countries like our own?

      Moses warned Israel about forgetting God when times were good. “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! 14 Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! 16 He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good. 17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath. (Deuteronomy 8:11-18 NLT)

      I don’t believe (or desire) that we have to lose everything to find God. But, I pray that we will learn to recognize our need for Him.