Burn The Ships | 4.17.21

Burn The Ships | 4.17.21

Burn The Ships is referenced to Hernando Cortez, a famous conqueror in the 1500s. He and his men were ordered to land their ships on the Yuctán shores, now modern-day Mexico, and defeat the Aztecs, a task no one had been able to do for centuries. The first thing Cortez ordered his men to do was to burn the ships. Those three words completely altered the approach of his men and ultimately the outcome of the war. It was an irreversible act that gave them no other option but to literally do or die. Cortez and his army would go on to conquer the Aztecs, but the real change was in the hearts of his men


Complacency is a desolate place and that is what keeps people from reaching their full God given potential. I think we all have places in our lives where we need to burn our ships. We need to do things that make us squirm, that make us uncomfortable, that put us in places and situations where nothing is predictable, and we know we can’t get through it unless we have God. Stepping out with that boldness and confidence is when life changes, content sets in, and purpose starts being fulfilled


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