Thursday, March 17, 2011
What are your anchor points?
I heard an awesome analogy from someone the other day. He asked us about spiritual experiences that had happened recently that we were willing to share. Then he compared them to anchor points. Rock climbing is where the expression "anchor point" comes from. It refers to a point where the climber inserts a hook into the rock at a certain point, kind of like a checkpoint, and then moves on. This way, if the climber falls, the rope will catch on the most recent anchor point and keep them from falling to the ground. So in a sense, the climber can never fall further than the anchor points. The really powerful spiritual experiences we have are few, but they are SO vital. They serve as our anchor points. When we are backed up against a wall, in a tight spot, or the cards just aren't going the way we want them to and it seems like we're gonna hit "rock bottom", our anchor points are what catches us. They build our testimony whether we know it or not. We can only fall so far when we have our anchor points to catch us. I'm so grateful for the anchor points in my life that keep me from falling all the way to the bottom. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, namely the Atonement, and my family are the biggest anchor points for me. I love them both so much! What are your anchor points?