What I Learned from Finding Nemo

What do you do with a two-year-old when it\’s storming outside?

Why, you curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch \”Finding Nemo\”, that\’s what!

That\’s exactly what Elliott and I did today while the earth soaked up the much needed rain pouring from the skies.

As I sat there with my little man watching this kids movie, I started to notice a theme. I\’m sure most of you have seen it and you know that \”Marlin\” (Nemo\’s dad) is quite the worrier. All through the movie on his quest to locate his son, he is fretting and getting worked up when something doesn\’t look like it\’s going to work out. Meanwhile, his winsome friend \”Dori\” is always singing and swimming all around, completely optimistic that everything will in fact happen like it\’s supposed to.

Well, today God said to me, \”Ashley, you are Marlin. And I want you to be Dori.\”

I am on this journey that God has chosen for me and I\’m constantly being tossed about by worry and doubt all the while God is saying, \”Enjoy NOW. It\’s what I\’ve given you.\”

Jim Elliot, missionary martyr in Ecuador, once said, \”Wherever you are, be all there.\”

Easy to say, very difficult to do.

Pray for us. This is a good, but challenging journey we are on, especially during this transition time.

Pray I can be a \”Dori\”: enjoying the moment as I let God do what He does best–write a story that glorifies Him.

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