Floating Down Stream and the Fight for Joy

Does it ever feel like you are simply going with the cultural current?

You look around and you are the only one in the classroom/workroom standing for certain cultural issues?

If you are simply floating downstream waiting for heaven at the end of life you’ve missed the goal.

We daily wake up and we swim against the current and fight for joy every day.

  • Cultural differences.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Scientific disagreements.
  • Athletics.
  • Intellectual debates.

It is a daily battle that often finds us not as far along as we would like.  Not something to feel guilty about but an accurate reflection of where we are on the journey.

Keep fighting.


Where are you fighting for joy in your life?

8 thoughts on “Floating Down Stream and the Fight for Joy

  • Always love the scripture that says “the joy of the Lord is my strength” It helps me keep perspective – it’s not about happiness, but that deep inner peace and rest that comes from having a connection with God. I believe that’s why “i can do all things through Christ that strengthens me’. So glad it’s His joy, not mine (happiness) which is so temporal!

    • “Whom have I heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire beside You” (Psalm 73:25). Is that really true? Is there nothing else I desire on earth? Id like to say so Dan but man—-it feels like trying to sustain that kind of desire for God is a fight and for that reason we fight for joy in God above anything else this world offers. Not fighting alone….not in our own strength, but man, feels like a fight for joy in God to me—let me know what you think 🙂

      • It can be a challenge because of living in a sinful world where the difficulty of life can be hard. Our situation or what happens to us does not mean we have to fight for joy, having joy(Godly joy) is a choice we make. Knowing God’s truth and promises makes it easier to live with and be full of joy. Just my thoughts:)

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