“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
– Romans 12:2
“What do we do? We swim, swim, swim…”
This catchy Dory song can remind us to keep swimming upstream. Salmon swim upstream, which by definition, means against the current or toward the beginning. This is how you should feel as you walk about your day in your world, as if you are swimming against the current. If this is you, then as a Believer you are going in exactly the right direction and are being led by the Holy Spirit! You are headed toward your beginning, which is Jesus. He is our life source, our starting point, and our finish line!
However, as we swim upstream, we are always fighting against the current. Every day you are swimming against the current of how the world thinks and acts, how the culture is currently telling us how to live our lives. It is a fight upstream, but you are fully equipped to swim in this direction, just like God fully equipped the salmon to do so!!
The added bonus of you staying upstream in your living pattern is that those that live downstream from you will benefit. The things that take place in a river upstream will affect the living creatures that live downstream. You can change the environment of others by swimming upstream on a daily basis!
Do you need to change your daily swimming pattern to get out of the world’s current and start swimming “upstream?”
Walk with the King…