Dancing With God
Last Friday I had the first lesson of my next level in ballroom dancing. It was a group class that started with reviewing some steps that I had previously learned. Although I was a little nervous, I started thinking, “I got this”. That attitude gradually changed as we moved to new patterns that I couldn’t seem to grasp. My instructor was telling me I was doing fine, but I felt like a fool and a failure. A couple days later while talking with the Lord, God told me that during my lessons He is dancing right along side of me and cheering me on. He showed me that on Friday I was more focused on trying to prove my worth to my fellow dancers than to Him dancing with me and encouraging me the whole time.
No matter the circumstances we have a decision to make: be with the Lord or not. I chose pride over enjoying a special time of dancing and learning new things with my Father. Thankfully through His mercy He gives us more than one opportunity to choose Him. Thus, my next group class went much better as I decided to focus on having fun with Him and the other dancers.
What are you going to choose? Each day is a new day. Every moment is a different one. Just because you may have chose yourself or something else over God doesn’t mean that you must stay in that place. Thus, I encourage you to choose the Lord. He desires for us to make Him our dwelling place, refuge, and fortress; the only One in Whom we place our trust (Psalm 91:1-2, ESV).
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.” Isaiah 51:1, ESV
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” Psalm 91:1-2, ESV
“’Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’” Psalm 91:14-16, ESV