Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ahhh!! The Rapids!

In college a group of us decided to go to a great place for cliff jumping. Once we arrived, someone thought it was a "fantastic" idea to swim across the river to the cliff jumping site. So, the ego side of all the men chimed in, and we started our swim. I remember the rapids in the middle of the swim. They grew stronger and stronger. I was getting tired, and I remember thinking to myself, "I am going to drown out here because I am so tired." There is not a whole lot you can do in the middle of a river with strong rapids but swim, swim, swim, and push through the pain. I was wearing shoes because cliff jumping is easier on your feet if you have some padding. However, I felt they were working against me, so I took my shoes off and let them float away.

Have you ever felt like you are going to drown because of some sort of life situation? Maybe it's a financial situation, or a relationship situation, or a health situation. Maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut, and as you grow tired your first thought is, "I am not going to make it, the rapids are too strong!" When this thought hits, find the thing that is holding you back, and let it float down stream. Get rid of the pieces that you think are going to kill you, and swim! swim! swim! You will make it to the other side.