““Everything is permissible for me”, but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”, but I will not be mastered by anything.” These words from 1 Corinthians 6:12 are the heartbeat behind Burn The Ship. Because although you may not be slave to a major addiction, though your actions might all be legal, and even if nothing you are doing is frowned upon by our culture (or even your community) does not mean that all you do or think is beneficial to you, or to others.
Jake and I are wanting to make more resources available to everyone who is a part of this movement. We have been reading books and listening to podcasts related to burning ships, both for personal gain, and to filter through which are helpful in achieving real change. One that we are reading now is gods at war by Kyle Idleman. (The lack of caps is intentional.) In the intro to the book, Kyle asks, “What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with, every discouragement you are dealing with, even the lack of purpose you’re living with are because of idolatry?”
Beth Moore, a popular Bible teacher and founder of Living Proof Ministries, once said, “If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best.” You may have been following our Facebook and Instagram accounts just to be supportive, or thinking “this would be really good for so-and-so…”, but I want to challenge you to think about what Burn The Ship could mean for YOU.
We were asked recently “Who is Burn The Ship for?” Without hesitation, I answered, “for everyone”, and we truly believe that. No matter your age, ethnicity, beliefs, address, or background, every person has a ship to burn. No one has this life thing down pat. As our wise momma said recently, oftentimes after you burn one ship, you realize there is another you need to work on. And we are here to encourage you in that journey.