Swim Against the Current

I was wandering around in the archives and came across this post. It’s just seemed like a timely message as we (hopefully) move back into more normal life.


(From way back in October 30, 2016.)

Have you ever paused and found yourself in a place you didn’t like?

Maybe you were in a job you hated or your house was a chaotic mess. Perhaps you were in school studying for a career that was not a good fit or your marriage was on a back burner and slowly cooling off.

We get to where we are largely by the choices we make (yes, I know circumstance can take a bite, but much of what we face is about our choices).

However, it’s easy to be swept along by the currents of our culture. We’re told to have this kind of career, that kind of family life, and a house that looks like Pinterest. We’re inundated with entertainment and education that leads us where the general culture is going.

Wait a minute!

Let’s not let the values (currents) of our culture determine out lives.

What’s important to you? Begin to make choices, large and small, that will take you in the direction you want to go.

  • Do you want a better marriage? What will build your marriage?
  • Do you want a calmer home life? What do you need to do/not do to make that happen?
  • What has value to you? How do you chase those things?
  • What are your gifts and abilities? How do you make room for them?
  • What do you and hubby dream of? How do you make those dreams come true?

Watch out for cultural currents. They may not take you where you want to go.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you “swim” where you need to go, not where cultural currents would take you.
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