Missy, here. I've been watching the Olympics every night. I'm worn out! It's from watching until they quit broadcasting at midnight our time. But I just don't want to miss a moment of the excitement.
Last night as I was watching the men's back stroke, I was amazed at how some of the swimmers seemed to glide over the water, barely making a splash considering how fast they were going. But it hit me...there's a lot more going on below the surface.
Their feet are kicking like crazy. Their hands are digging. Their stomach muscles are clenched and holding their bodies in position.
And aren't we like that sometimes? Above the "water" we're smiling and going on like everything is fine. To outsiders, it might look like smooth sailing. But below the surface we may be treading water, barely hanging on for dear life.
We need to learn to share our feelings with someone trustworthy. We need to admit when we need help.
It's an area God is still working on in my life.
What about you? Do you struggle with this, too?