The Iceberg Principle: Going Beneath the Surface


Dag Hammarskjold, former secretary of the United Nations once said “The longest journey of a person is the journey inward.”

The hardest to place in life to explore are our inner spaces. Most of us feel much more equipped to manipulate objects, control situations, and “do” things than to take that very long journey inward.

The scary part of life is that it is easy to remain in a comfortable, distorted illusion about our lives. We fail to have a healthy perspective of what our identity in Jesus Christ is.

Each one of us has an iceberg that represents our life. For some of us we do not know what lurks underneath because we have not encountered it yet. For some of us we know exactly what lurks beneath, but we do not want to deal with it. The ability to have an emotionally healthy life is to deal with the hidden 90% of our lives. The question we need to ask ourselves is simply: “Is there anything below my iceberg that God needs to deal with?”

This teaching talks about how to live a life that allows God to deal with the issues that lurk below the surface of our hearts and souls.

To listen to just the audio of this teaching, please click here.


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