Friday, August 15, 2008

FAITH FORWARD FRIDAY: SWIM LESSONS AS A METAPHOR FOR LIFE...A REPOST

Thought I would revisit a post from last year.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
SWIM LESSONS AS A METAPHOR FOR LIFE

Wednesday the children have swim lessons, my oldest daughter swims from 9:00am to 9:30 and the remaining 3 swim from 9:30 to 10:00am. Watching this morning I began to see how their lives are a lot like swimming. They have to trust and have faith in their instructor, but first they have to be willing to trust that faith. They have to get in the water and follow directions...on faith.

This is pretty amazing. I see the fear in their eyes as they struggle to float and kick and there's nothing I can do except sit and silently pray they learn to swim. They are learning, I see the progress. The water is becoming less and less of a threat and more and more a partner. They are happy when they do as instructed and determined to do better when they can't quite get the coordination right. I am impressed with them conquering their fears. I want them to be fearless and to never give up even if they are a bit afraid.

So as they are learning to swim...so am I. We are all learning to be brave and walk, or rather swim out on faith. And the best part is that while they are in the water, they are doing what they thought they couldn't do. That is the gift--you are already in the water...now swim! And swim we do!

14 comments:

LadyLee said...

Now that is a good metaphor. Reminds me that my success is in the process. Thanks for the repost! And have a great weekend!

Lovebabz said...

Hey Ladlylee!

Thanks...it is all about the right now. Have a good weekend too!

NoRegrets said...

Yay!

Have a great weekend...

Lovebabz said...

Hey No Regrets!

Thanks! Have a great weekend too!

A Go Bytch said...

...And you are right.....

Have a good weekend!

Go B.

Lovebabz said...

Hey AGB!

Thanks for coming through on a prime Friday night!

Have a good weekend too!

n0days0ff said...

wow this was inspirational

Lovebabz said...

Welcome nOdaysOff!

Thank you.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

standing ovation hon

Lovebabz said...

Torrance,

As I bow...thank you!

Angie-Nuvision said...

As usual, wonderful...
Blessings,
Angie

Lovebabz said...

Hey Angie,

It has been way too long since we connected! I hope you are well!

Thanks for stopping in and commenting with your kind words!

Angie-Nuvision said...

Hey Babz! I am doing well. God is truly faithful. There are indeed certain aspects of my life that are completely flipped upside down (family), but God is on the thrown. I'm finding confidence that we serve a living, caring God, who has the power to control these seemingly uncontrollable trials that we sometimes find ourselves in.

I'm teaching at a local college. That's something that I've always wanted to do. So, I feel great to have achieved one of my personal and professional goals this summer.

Yes, you are right it has been far too long since we've connected. I actually thought about shutting my blog down. But to be quite honest with you, you were one of the people who I used as a point of inspiration to keep going. I remember the challenge you gave me back in the winter to stop stalling and get to writing what God needed me to say.

The hump was hard to get over. But I think that I'm now over it.

Thank you so much!

The truth is that I don't know you. But I do feel connected and inspired by your loving, spirit-filled presence on the net. God bless you, Babz. May God be with you for the rest of the days of your life and your beautiful children's lives.

Blessings,
Angela

aoc gold said...

Where Go The Boats?

(1)

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.

It floats along forever,

With trees on either hand.
(2)

Green leaves a-floating,

Castles of the foam,

Boats of mine a-floating

Where will all come home?
(3)

On goes the river

And out past the mill,

Away down the valley,

Away down the hill.
(4)

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children

Shall bring my boats ashore.
-----by aoc powerlevewling