“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.”
The bilge is the lowest part of a ship or a boat. This is where the water that manages to get in collects and builds. In order for a boat or a ship to operate safely there has to be a bilge pump to remove this water. Without it the water would continue to gather until the boat, and the people on it, are in jeopardy.
What is your bilge pump for life? How do you remove the negative that is going on around you and pump it out so that it can’t build up and weigh you down?
My bilge pump can be a variety of different things, depending on where I am and what is going on in my life at the time. Generally speaking though I need a few things. A good long run or workout. A good book to read. Separation from those that are negative influences. Doing these things sounds easy but without intentional focus and commitment they won’t happen and I’l be stuck with rising waters and a sinking boat.