In the Saharan desert, there is an 800km stretch of land known to be a particularly dangerous crossing area. Many have succumbed to the harsh conditions it contains and many greatly lost their way due to the nondescript feature of never-ending sand. It wasn’t until the French came up with an idea to limit the danger of the crossing that things started going better for the many adventurers on their journey’s.
The French decided to plant large oil barrels into the sand at 5km intervals. This allowed those who were crossing to leave one barrel behind whilst focusing on the distant speck that was the next barrel. The crossing of the desert became a journey of one-barrel-at-a-time and the rate of survival spiked.
We live in a world that, at times, contains harsh conditions. We live in a world that can be particularly dangerous to navigate — whether that be spiritually, emotionally, or physically. We live in a world that sometimes doesn’t make perfect sense and can find ourselves falling off course. I certainly know that I have experienced these difficulties before.
It is my pursuit and my dream that the posts on this blog serve as oil barrels in the lives of those who read it. It’s my prayer that these oil barrels inspire the reader to go further on their journey’s into the unknown and guide them closer to their desired destination. It is my goal that these oil barrels inspire the reader to continue down the path of intentional growth and living.
It would be my honour to walk alongside you as we take our journey’s one barrel at a time.