Don’t Let GO of the Rope!

Our family loves to water ski.

In fact, we grew up going to the lake… with friends, with our youth group, and with other families. 

And, during those trips to the lake, we loved to teach newbies how to water ski. Little children were especially fun to teach to ski.

For just such occasions, we came up with some very specific lake rules.

In fact, we affectionately called these, “The Rules of the Boat.”

Rule OnePull your legs in tight while waiting to be pulled out of the water. This holds your two skis together and gives you balance.

Rule TwoYell, “HIT IT,” when you are ready.

Rule ThreeRelax and let the boat pull you out of the water.

Rule FourHold on tight and don’t let go of the rope until you are standing up and skiing. Then, you can drop when you get tired.

There are moments in life when we have to hold on & hold out for a lot longer than we'd like to. How do we do this? How can we hold on when we'd much rather let go? Here are some positive tips for hanging on a little longer.

Most of our novice skiers did great with the first three rules.

They would tuck in tight and ready themselves to be pulled out of the water by the boat. Eventually, they would yell, “Hit it!” And, most of them would just roll right up to their feet and stand on those skis.

But, the rule that was often disregarded was,

“Don’t Let Go of the Rope.”

I can’t tell you how many times a new skier would hold on, roll up, and be standing only to look around, see the waves, panic, and let go of the rope.

Just as they were starting to experience some success in skiing, they would give up and let go of that rope.

Isn’t that what we often do in life as well?

We follow the rules and we start to have success. But, we start to look around at the waves, the other boats, the lake, and we start to panic.

Or, we psych ourselves out and think we won’t make it or we can’t do it.

I don’t know what you are dealing with or going through today, but I’ve partnered with a friend today to discuss this issue.

You can read the rest of the post by clicking on the link below.

How to Hang On When You Really Want to Let Go

 

There are moments in life when we have to hold on & hold out for a lot longer than we'd like to. How do we do this? How can we hold on when we'd much rather let go? Here are some positive tips for hanging on a little longer.**And, would you do me a favor — if this article has encouraged you today — would you share it with someone else? 

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8 thoughts on “Don’t Let GO of the Rope!

  1. How many times have I held on when I should have let go-too many. Instilling the remedy of letting go of the reins and letting God take over is the key. Hopefully others will learn this earlier rather than later. Another one of your finest Mel.

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