There is a children's animated movie called "Finding Nemo," and I watched the video again this afternoon. Nemo is taken, presumably to save his life by a dentist. His father and friends see it as a kidnapping. His father goes in search of Nemo and encounters sharks, Torch fish, and Jellyfish hazards which he must survive to reach his son.
In the reality show, I believe they are motivated by a prize packet, money. Marlin is motivated by love for his son Nemo. In the former, the risk is loss of money. The latter movie entailed a risk of life.
I wrote a blog titled: Soul Sustainer: Oceans of Mercy a few weeks back. There I talked about an analogy to God's sustaining power. It is that power of God that will enable our souls to survive this life. There is a death of the soul, and it is hell. Hell is the loss of all things Spiritual and the loss of communion with God, the Creator of the Universe and of us. Our goal, as Christians, is to survive life with our soul's intact. It is no secret that much of what we encounter in life is against our survival. We have an enemy and his hatred for us is a source of opposition to all our goals. But, opposition is an amazing thing. It can either blockade you, or propel you forward.
Ephesians 2:15-16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Our job is to turn opposition into a catalyst for good. Remember, we can overcome any trial that is in our path through Christ. Hebrews 13:21 He will complete in you that which well pleases Him. Don't let opposition stop you. Move forward. 1 Samuel 30:8 Pursue!