Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sink or Swim?

Descending the stairs the coolness danced over her bare toes. Each step was slow and thoughtful. Expectancy beat intensely within her heart. Hope beckoned as she emerged into deeper waters. Still standing she paused only to reflect on the journey before her. Exhaling fear, she drew in a breath of courage and immersed herself in mysterious waters.

Grace came with each stroke. Joy strengthened her kicks. Peace flooded her soul. Her air was His Love.

Moving swiftly she felt destiny within her movements. Invigorated. Empowered. Encouraged. She moved forward easily and with the tenacity for dreams realized. The water was her sky, her arms became wings—she was flying.

Unexpectedly, dirt clogs were thrown in her watery path. Her progress slowed as her vision muddied with disillusionment, disappointment, and discouragement. Her arms grew weary. Her feet dragged behind her. The water choked her. Gasping for air she longed to be free of this suffocating prison. In too deep, her feet could not find safety on the ground. Would she fight to move forward or give up and sink to the bottom? She fought for as long as she could. Her strokes were sloppy. Her feet kicked half-heartedly. She was moving, but not forward. She was going down…

Her heart wept for help.

Through dim waters she caught sight of her Daddy. Hope engulfed her. His presence brought a wave of clarity. His love became her oxygen. Her core strengthened as His long strokes and strong kicks stayed in sync with hers. Navigating the waters effortlessly He guided her out of the murkiness into a clear flow of His Truth.

The pathway of destiny is not void of cheap shots from the adversary. The enemy stands at the pool side throwing dirt clogs of lies and doubts to simply divert us from our purpose—but God’s Truth reigns. Be assured you are His Beloved and you have destiny.

Are you sinking from the enemies lies or are you in sync with the Father’s Truth?

Here or somewhere…be real.
Share you journey.

Relevant Worship

Deep Cries Out by William Matthews (Bethel Church)

I Look to You by Jenn Johnson (Bethel Church)

Your Love Never Fails by Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture)

Reflective Scripture

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


  1. I feel like a kid in a candy store every time God reveals His truth! I also feel like a kid in a candy store every Wednesday when I get to read your blog. I loved how you said, "He guided her out of the murkiness into a clear flow of His truth." The picture I got was that God does not allow the waters to remain murky and muddied, meaning the enemy does not get to take hold of new territory because he throws some unexpected dirt clogs, but with Holy Spirit's revelation God transforms the murky water into clear refreshing waters where His truth always reigns! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Laura!

  2. THere is that word again... MURKY.


    You so totally speak my language.
    Thank you.

  3. "She moved forward easily and with the tenacity for dreams realized."

    Going after this confindence in Christ...

  4. Love this, Laura. Love you. So thankful for the 'oxygen' of His love.