30 Days of Creativity: Day 14 – Got Resistance?

hurricane Today’s prompts:

  • I am resisting…
  • What’s not flowing is…
  • What is flowing is…
  • When I remember that I am made of water…
  • Flowing around obstacles means…

I am resisting falling back into the patterns of the world. As I mentioned in a previous entry, God say “Do not conform to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of the mind,” (Romans 12:2). This feat is easier said than done. I know from learning how to be a disciple that challenges and struggles lurk around every corner. They could be in the largest or smallest of forms. It could even be your best friend pressuring you to do something against your morals. The world has a strong pull and I’m fighting tooth and nail to break every stronghold. I know what future lies ahead for me if I let the world win. But if I hold on and persevere, I know that an eternity in heaven awaits me that is beyond anything I can even fathom.

What’s not flowing is my life path. It’s impossible to just flow through life and still accomplish anything. There are starts and stops. Obstacles and new roads to discover. But I am content with this fact. I know, metaphorically speaking, that what doesn’t kill me can only make me stronger. And I’m excited for the good and bad. That’s what makes life so beautiful. You just never know what you’re going to get.

What is flowing is love. Love comes in different forms. Platonic love, brotherly love, romantic love, agape love, etc. No matter what form it presents itself, “love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8). It fills every stream, every forest, every crevice of the earth, despite our efforts.

hurricane 2When I remember that I am made of water I remember that everything is passing. In the midst of a hurricane, it’s hard to imagine the wind will ever stop. Just as a rain storm comes and goes, the hardest parts of life and gone in the blink of an eye.

Flowing around obstacles means adjusting my course accordingly. When life gets in the way, I don’t give up. Instead, I find a new way and embrace the change. It means flowing through the difficulties and learning to see the beauty of the journey along the way.

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