In the icy waters surrounding the island of Greenland there are countless icebergs, some tiny, some gigantic. If you could watch them closely you would see that the smaller icebergs sometimes move in one direction, while the larger icebergs move in another direction.
Why is that?
The smaller icebergs are driven by surface winds; the larger icebergs are directed by deep ocean currents.
Of course, you can’t see the currents, but they’re there. If an iceberg has sufficient depth, it can be carried by the current, in spite of which way the wind is blowing.
It’s the same for people like you and me. Those with sufficient depth aren’t moved by the wind of public opinion or ideological fashion. Neither are they swayed by the winds of random circumstance.
Instead, they’re directed by the deeper current of God’s Word … by faith in his promise: “I am with you always.”
For this reason, the goal of the believer is to become firm in their knowledge of Jesus Christ …
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. (Ephesians 4:14)
This means that job one each day is to take steps in knowing him more: Spending time in his Word, spending time with him in prayer.
This daily routine, more than any other, establishes the believer in the Christian life, enabling them to be directed by the deeper current of faith, not the changing winds of chance.