I had the hardest time learning how to swim as a child. People would try to teach me, goodness knows how many hours they spent in that, but I never could quite get it. I’d let go of the side and sink like a lead weight.
Then, in second grade I checked out a book from the school library that explained the principles of swimming. That book taught me the one thing I didn’t realize before: I was buoyant.
Boy howdee, that was news to me! Once I knew that, I was off to the races and the very next time I got into a pool I lifted my legs up, laid on my back, and floated.
Moments later I was swimming.
Isn’t that something? You know, life is full of obstacles that prevent us from learning to swim through it. We get knocked down, dunked, and end up gripping the sides of the pool just waiting for the water to drain or hoping it will evaporate. It never does, but so many folks spend their lifetime clinging to the side just in case. The trick is, when we’re dunked, to learn to bob right back to the top first chance we get.
That longing in your heart to just break the surface…that’s because you’re meant to be on top, not sinking. And you have the ability too, but you may not realize it. Nothing can keep you down for long unless you let it.
Know why? You’re buoyant.