Surf On And Ride The Waves Of Life2:59 PM
I remember how hard I struggled with the waves at first. Although the waves were not really intimidating and threatening that day as it's not the "surfing season" yet, I was still worried. I was still scared.
My surfing instructor was young, but he knows the wave like the back of his hand because he grew up in that place. He was patient with my questions, and was supportive. He thoroughly explained to me everything He knows about the surfboard, the waves, and the tactics in keeping my balance. I told him I was scared but he assured me that I can do it and that I don't have to worry because he will be behind me, making sure that I’ll be safe the whole time.
Every time I fall off the board, he would encourage me to do it again and tell me what I did wrong. Every time I could keep my balance, he was rejoicing like a fan. He was ecstatic when I was able to stand without falling after three attempts. My accomplishment was his happiness.
I've realized that surfing lesson is so much like our journey in life. Strong waves of trials intimidate us, shake our faith, and sometimes make us fall into sin and leave us hurting.
God our Instructor in life, is very patient with us. He guides us, reminds us of what we can do (all things through Christ), call us out when we sin, and cheers us on. He is hurting more than we do, because He feels our pain. He rejoices in all our victory no matter how small it may be. Our accomplishment is His joy and glory.
The waves may grow bigger and we may fear that it might swallow us, but God assures us that He will be there and see to it that we are safe all the time. We may fall, but we can always stand up and try again. He will be there pushing our surfboards, shouting instructions and encouragement, rejoicing in every victory.
We need not worry because He knows the ocean of life like the back of His hand for He created it. Most of all we should listen to Him when He tells us we can do it, because He knows us more than we know ourselves.