Space, the final frontier

Published 11:55 am Monday, March 5, 2018

By Karen Y. Stevens


Not true.

The Ocean still holds as many mysteries, as space. Humans have only explored 5-percent of our oceans, and over 500 have journeyed into space.

Surprisingly, only three humans have explored the deepest known parts of the ocean.

I was watching “Blue Planet” the other day, and it showed these amazing fish/sea life, that no one sees, because they cannot survive in shallow water. And, I use the term “shallow” loosely. They must live in the deepest parts of the ocean where there is no sunlight, and the pressure is so great, it’s hard for man to travel there.

The sea life is so translucent; they can hide just by being still.

There are not as many fish/sea life in the deep, so everything lives in fear of being eaten.

Have you allowed your life to become the deepest, darkest part of the ocean? Fear gripping you to the point of you not living up to your potential?

Jesus said worry (or fear) will not add an hour to your life – (Matthew 6:27).

As a matter of fact, doctors say worrying will take away an hour or two, from your life. I’m sure these fish in the deep, are not worrying. They are just using their best instinct to make the right move, at the right time.

I have always known that God uses so many things to teach us, His beloved children.

He did not give the animals a lot of intelligence, but He did give them instinct in the way in which to live and protect themselves.

God gave us instincts as well.

According to many researchers, intuition or instinct, is far more material than it seems. Psychologist David Myers, PhD, explains that the right brain is almost always “reading” your surroundings. The body can register this information, while the conscious mind remains blissfully unaware of what’s going on. But also notes, that the gut instincts are far from infallible.

The right brain’s skill, with pattern identification, can trigger suspicions of unfamiliar things, even though they are not dangerous. It can also cause you to be especially reactive to people, who simply remind you of someone else. Have you every meet someone, and right off the bat, you didn’t like them for no apparent reason. It’s because they remind you of someone you met in the past, that caused you harm or discomfort.

Our instinct, protects us without our knowledge, or control.

Fear is a good thing, but not the fear that grips us from being who God wants us to be.

And the only way we will know what we enjoy doing for God, is by exploring different avenues until we find the one that fits. God doesn’t always care about our happiness; He would rather us be obedient.

He does know if we are happy in our work, we are more app to stick with it. We do serve a pretty smart God, so start exploring avenues to further Gods kingdom.

If one doesn’t work, move on to the next. He wants you to keep searching for that final frontier, and I’m sure you will be a blessing, as you seek it.

Karen Y. Stevens is founder of the Orange County Christian Writers Guild