Last week we spoke about “steering our canoe on the river of life.” There were some excellent comments (have a look if you didn’t already). We talked about avoiding other crazy canoe drivers, obstacles, pulling your canoe out to rest, and even switching rivers. After reading a series of interesting newspaper articles over lunch Friday, I realized that we missed one important personal navigation tool: Integrity.
What if your life was a river and you were in a canoe. How would you spend your time and energy? Would you struggle against the current to head upstream? Would you aim your canoe for a point directly across and paddle like mad to get to the other side? Or would you let the river carry you downstream while you cling to the sides of the canoe, white knuckled and scared. Is there another option?