To read the first "Frozen Lakes" post click anywhere on this sentence. It was my first ever blog post and it explains what the deal is with this frozen lake thing.
Hello Red Ink Readers (name still pending)! This past week my family and I were at VBS (Vacation Bible School), and so much nostalgia was felt. Even 6 years over the age limit, I learned a lot and was reminded of many things that I had accidentally and purposely forgotten.
This church centred this year's VBS around superheroes, specifically training to be one. It lasted for 3 nights, each of which had its own "Hero Creed". Together they were like the three topic sentences in a basic essay (I apologise to all you who are on break. 😝.). The three hero creeds were 1) I will choose to live God's way, 2) I will trust in my God, and 3) I will live my God-given purpose.
The creeds were presented in relation to the stories of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Obendego in the Bible book of Daniel (conveniently named 😊). While these stories were being taught, I found out that Daniel was really really young (middle school age?). And while this was an inspiration of sorts, I couldn't (and still don't know how to) understand how Daniel managed to have his life figured out and "godly" so early and at all. But after a serious mental battle I realised that as I'm standing on my frozen lake looking at my goal in centre, there's no rush.
As long as I'm moving it's okay that it takes me time to pass the random obstacles that are managing to stay on top of the ice. As long as I'm intentionally trying to grow, intentionally training to be a superhero, I don't need to worry about the time. Eventually I will reach the centre of the lake and the obstacles will have kept me from rushing and falling through the ice.