Ships are safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. (John A. Shedd, American author and businessman)
Safety is an important factor in any venture, but it cannot be the only consideration. Shedd’s observation suggests that although it may be tempting to stay in one’s comfort zone, true success lies in taking risks and venturing outside of it. To keep a ship in harbor that has been built to withstand sea travel and equipped to carry valuable cargo would be a terrible waste.
The Lord has made everything for his own purposes (Proverbs 16:4). This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes (Romans 9:11).