I'm reminded today of the words of Dori on Finding Nemo, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..." Haha! I have watched that movie it seems like a million times, and it cracks me up everytime! I'm singing Dori's tune in life right now. I'm not really sure what God is doing, and circumstances have left me extremely confused! Many times lately, I have felt like giving up on what God has called me to right now in my everyday life. "God, if you aren't going to do it my way, then fine! I just won't do anything!" As soon as this thought enters my head, it takes about 2 seconds for conviction to set in. I know that's not the right attitude. I'm a servant of God, and that means I serve Him even when it's not the most fun. And I know that while it may not be the most fun at the moment to serve Him in the midst of my circumstances, I know that serving Him is always the most fulfilling! So I've gotta keep swimming! My small group and I are reading through James right now and studying it verse by verse. This past Sunday we were in James 1:1-4. "Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." God knows what I need, and He knows what situations I need to go through in order to become "mature and comlete," thoroughly equipped for the next steps in life He wants me to walk in. In the meantime, while I don't understand things...while most mornings I don't even want to get out of bed...I've got to persevere. I've got to "just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..." Thanks Dori for the encouragement!