When I was about 10, the same age as my daughter, I remember attending a swimming crash course. I couldn’t swim. On the first day I stood waist deep in the baby pool knowing I was too old to not be able to swim. I’m fairly sure the teacher knew this too. She was an older lady and on the second day after watching us struggle to swim she climbed into the pool, I remember vividly the sight of her circle skirt floating on the surface as she strode ahead of us shouting “Come, come, come! Come, come, come!” as we doggy-paddled after her having barely swum a stroke before that day.
I swam 10 metres that day and was informed that I would be doing 25m
the next day. I didn’t feel ready but she felt I was… And I knew that as long as I could see her and hear her I could do it! I went from never swimming a stroke to getting my 5, 10 & 25m badge in 2 days!
The other day I heard the Lord say you’ve been in the baby pool for too long! I knew immediately what he meant and I flashed back to 25 years ago when I first swam.
Where I am is not where I’m
meant to be… The things I’m struggling with are things I should be well over… And so, the Spirit of God has come to join me where I’m at so I can feel His presence and hear the voice of God urging me to Come and follow after Him!
I’m going places I’ve never been before and I’ll admit, it’s scary but I do know that though I may find myself out of my depth as I venture into deeper water that as long as I focus on Him and on His voice alone, I will overcome. “For greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!”. Hallelujah!