neither has the eye seen a God besides you,
who works for him who waits for him.
Hebrews 10:22 (WEB)
Going with the Flow: Is It Always The Best?
It’s always easier to go with the flow, than go against the flow.
If you are swimming, for example, swimming with the current is a lot easier than swimming against the current.
Often times beaches have “rip tides” which pull swimmers out to sea. The instinct is to swim back towards the beach, but this can get you killed.
Since you’re swimming against the tide, you’ll get pretty tired, and unless you swim on a regular basis, you won’t last long.
Instead, lifeguards say to swim parallel to the beach, until you are out of the “path” of the rip ride. Then you can swim much easier, even though you may be a bit further out. From personal experiences I can tell you this works. (Whether swimming in Florida, California, Texas coast, or Hawaii.)
When I was in college,we had to write three essays as part of this English class. Then we had to rewrite one of them, for our final grade.
Naturally, we would choose the best one, since that we’d already got a good start. This would make it much easier to get a good grade than if we tried to completely rewrite one that wasn’t so good.
Any time we do something that’s congruent with our nature, it’s easier than something that’s not.
What is in our nature? Being social. Interacting with others. Sleeping at night instead of during the day. Having urges to meet more people. Having urges to make money or create wealth of some form.
Sure, there are exceptions. Some times we want to be alone, sleep all day, and stay away from the opposite sex.
But for most of our lives, we are striving to improve ourselves along these lines. We want better relationships. We want more income. We want more intimacy. We want more understanding/wisdom.
This is human nature. The human condition.
How you do that in your own life will be based on your own personality, likes and dislikes, history, beliefs, and many other variables.
For most of human history, we never really had to think about this stuff. We just kind of did what was natural, and that was good enough.
But now we’ve got an incredible opportunity. To create things with much more specificity. Much more control. Much more creativity. Much more faith. Much more passion
Every year there are more and more millionaires, some for the craziest reasons, some for pretty boring reasons.
But if you just kind “go with the flow,” it’s not likely to happen.
But when you choose it to happen, and plan it to happen, you can expect it to happen.
Because it will. Passionate Faith is the energy that drives us to excellence. It must always be so. It’s a LAW of God….and He never changes!
No matter what “it” is. Money. Relationships. A better career. Artistic expressions. Spiritual Wisdom…etc… In the end, we get to choose. How good is this?!
What will you create?
The naturalist picked up the eagle and lifted him toward the sky and said, “You belong to the sky and not to the earth. Stretch forth your wings and fly.” The eagle, however, was confused. He did not know who he was, and seeing the chickens eating their food, he jumped down to be with them again. The naturalist took the bird to the roof of the house and urged him again, saying, “You are an eagle. Stretch forth your wings and fly.” But the eagle was afraid and jumped down once again to be with his chicken friends. Finally the naturalist took the eagle out of the barnyard to a high mountain. There he held the king of the birds high above him and encouraged him again, saying, “You are an eagle. You belong to the sky. Stretch forth your wings and fly!” The eagle looked around, back towards the barnyard and then up to the sky. Slowly, he stretched his wings, and with a triumphant cry, he soared away into the heavens.
Somewhere along the line, we like this poor young eagle, were put in a lowly barn with the chickens of the world around us. We learned to live and eat from the ground and grew up believing that there was not much more to do than sit and cluck all day.
But the reality is that we are eagles! We were created to fly and even soar! God has great purpose for our lives! If we would only realize who we are in Him!