Rainbow Darters

Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing well! I know I am: I have finally gotten my schedule down to a science. Just when it is about to change! I feel like that is how it always works out; once you get comfortable and used to how your schedule is, it changes!

However, today I am going to talk about a really cool analogy we talked about in Ecology class. We were discussing different types of fish in the streams at which we were looking. My teacher Dr.Bosch taught us all about the Rainbow Darter fish found in that stream. We were told about how these fish always swim upstream and have their eyes towards the start of the stream.

He followed this by asking us if we are swimming upstream like the rainbow darters, or are we allowing ourselves to drift down the stream like driftwood. The reason why I am calling it upstream, is because it is not always easy following God, and sometimes it feels just as if you are swimming upstream.

This question really made me think about just where I am in my faith. There are definitely times I can think of me swimming upstream towards God.The currents were pushing down on me but I kept pursuing Him, but there are also times when I just drift down the river away from God.

Think about that question – where are you right now in the river? … Are you swimming upstream towards God, or are you floating downstream away from God? I feel as if currently I am swimming upstream trying to pursue Him. There have been moments where people around me have encouraged me to drift down and away from Him, but I try to remain swimming upstream no matter how hard it gets.

That is my challenge for you guys this week : just reflect on if you are swimming upstream or if you are drifting away, and what you can do to change it?Look at this verse

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

-John 15:19

This verse hit home, it is so true, that sometimes we, as followers of God, are seen as an alien. SO make that a challenge, and belong to God and not the Earth.

Thanks for popping in,

Raegan

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