There comes a time when we cast off all lines and remove the anchor from the water. It’s time for us to set sail. An anchor can be a good and useful thing. However, you don’t typically sail while dragging the anchor.

The author of Hebrews shares a similar idea with a race as the analogy. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-3).

We need to release in order to move on. What is it that you need to let go of in order to move on? What are you holding onto? What has a hold on you? How can you find release?