It is Time for YOU to Step into your Destiny!
“The hand of God has turned your tide!
The hand of God is raised in victory!
The hand of God has turned the tide!”
I didn’t die. I lived!
And now I’m telling the world what God did.”
~ (Psalm 118:16-17, msg)
One of our favorite stories is that of the starfish. This story is the best representation of the mission and vision of Turning Tides. If we can help just ONE person to a life free of addiction, emotional struggles, and physical ailments, then our pain in this struggle will have been worth it.
Making a Difference: The Starfish Story
“One day, a man was walking along the seashore. He noticed a human figure moving like a dancer, bending then wading into the waves, arms extended. It pleases him that someone would dance to the beauty of the day and the rhythm of the waves. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young girl. The girl wasn’t dancing; instead, she was reaching down to the sand, picking up starfish, and tossing them into the surf. The old man paused momentarily, puzzled, then asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean? The sun is up, and the tide is going out.” She replied, “If I don’t throw them in, they’ll be stranded on the beach and die.” “But don’t you realize that there are thousands of miles of beach and starfish all along the way? You can’t possibly make a difference!” The young girl stopped. Her face darkened. she chewed her lower lip, “You’re probably right,” she said softly. She looked down at the sand. Then she leaned over, carefully picked up another starfish, pulled back, and arched it gently into the sea. She watched a wave lift it high and sank into the life-giving water. With a tone of gentle defiance, she said, ‘But I made a difference for that one.'” ~ Author Unknown
Thank you for trusting us to help make a difference in your life