When I started college, I took ball room dancing again. I GOT AN A! There is a story behind that A--it is ALL about whom you pick to be your partner! I danced my college years away and then I danced again as a young adult. LOVED TO SHAKE A LEG!
There was a day that finally came along that I learned I was not up to
par in most areas of my life. I stopped dancing---I was intimidated and self conscious--fearful of judgement. On rare occasions, I would join in and dance--but the dye had been cast and my self-image struggle took over. How I regret missing all those dances. A lifetime of sitting on the sidelines!
As I walk the sidewalks, hills, paths, and roads here in Fort Worth, I once again have put my earbuds in to entertain myself as I trek along. I have a wide spectrum of music on my playlist---Opera to country and all in between---and LOTS of Christian contemporary. I am walking to the beat---I have not lost the rhythm. While cleaning the garage apartment today, I found myself dancing while scrubbing---enjoying the beat and the joy of dancing.
God is teaching me how He feels about me---He is stripping away layer after layer of self debasement and low self-image. He is showing me how to dance onto Him---for His good pleasure. Let go--and forget who is watching--just enjoy the moment. It is not always easy---I still fall in the trap of the pit of self consiousness --but I am not giving up. Perhaps someday---He will allow me one more dance---all for His glory.
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”