Just Keep Swimming

Posted on July 29, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

I have watched “Finding Nemo” with my grandchildren, and I think it gets funnier every time I see it.

At one point Dory, an absent-minded, forgetful fish says, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”

There are times in life when we get weary and tired, tempted to give up. The enemy would like nothing more than to render us useless. It can be overwhelming to think too far into the future, it just seems impossible to continue. The battle can get intense and our flesh may want to flee, hide and give up.

Jesus NEVER fled.
Jesus NEVER hid.
Jesus NEVER gave up.

…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

Sometimes the best we can do today is to do the next thing we know to do. Just keep swimming. When life gets overwhelming – narrow your focus to one thing: the next step to take and take it. Just keep swimming. (Can’t you just hear Dory’s voice?)

Don’t know what the next step is? Ask God for wisdom.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

Just do the next thing. Just keep swimming.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “This is what God did for us: He took heaven’s best to redeem earth’s worst.” – Billy Graham

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