By Request: More on Floating

In my October 15, 2007 blog I talked about learning how to ride the waves of life challenges instead of kicking against them.

And I am learning that the first step in doing this is to accept where I am. I have to be willing to look at the water around me and to say, “Yep, I’m in the ocean. And I’m in the choppy part.”

I have no control over the waves. None. No control over how big they are or how fast they come at me and often no say in where they take me. The only thing I do have control over is how I respond to them. I can’t choose where I’ve been put in the ocean but I can decide how I’m going to swim.

For a very long time now I’ve worn myself out fighting the currents. I’ve kept swimming, kicking hard, looking for a calm spot. I’ve never found it because it isn’t in the water. The ocean is full of waves, some violent, others gentle and caressing. I will never be able to control the ocean, but I know the One who does, and He promises not to let me drown.

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