Well for anyone out there that doesn't know what the title of this blog means, because I know some of my new friends are from other countries, let me explain. When a person is trying to learn to swim, before they have developed the art of swimming gracefully, they paddle their arms in front of them like a dog just trying to stay afloat, or to get to the side of the pool, or where they can stand up again. So with that being said, I must ask, do you ever feel like you are doggie paddling trying so hard to get somewhere and barely staying above the trials and trauma in your life. I have. You have to lean on God. Yes that sounds so easy and anybody that has had a trial knows it's work to lean on God and let him do the unknown to your life. That's why it is called faith. There were times I was such a baby whining and crying to God. (Boy is he patient or what). I had to do things I didn't feel like doing. (I don't feel like it) Quit feeling yourself - do it because it's right. In other words, doggie paddle if you must. None of us popped out perfectly in Gods will 24-7. We have to work at it.
It also takes diligence. So many times we will run to God in a time of need, and then when the storm is over we become complacent with our fellowship and relationship with him. We take a day or two off from our studies (to rest) after all we have been through a lot. No No No! I always like to use the example of standing in a river. You may be ok to stand there briefly and not move forward but quicker than you think, the force of the river (life, the devil...) will carry you back to where you were. Keep your eyes on God and moving forward. "The diligent man prospers" Oh that could get me on another one, but I'll say it for later.
Have a great evening. God Bless.