Dancing with God

I had been struggling with the idea of starting a blog to share with the world my experiences and my thoughts and feelings about them, the lessons I learned and how I grew both intellectually and spiritually as a result of those experiences, but I lacked confidence in my ability to consistently produce enough material to keep it going. So I procrastinated, and I procrastinated some more, and some more, till I couldn’t procrastinate no more…. Then I procrastinated some more, and some more.

But, you know what? When your purpose is calling you, you can procrastinate for only so long. First you lose the comfort of procrastination. It is no longer satisfying to procrastinate. Then, you begin getting uncomfortable with it, and then it just becomes down right unbearable. You can’t take it anymore, you have to do something about it.

Well, when I got to that point, I went out and signed up for a WordPress account. Now I can fool myself by procrastinating to learn how to work with WP, and I have been doing that since July of last year. But, unbeknownst to me, I had been actually gathering up the courage and the confidence to do it. I was learning to recognize my passion and purpose and to trust it, to surrender to it.

Last week, I went to the library and got two books on blogging and finally went out and bought a for Dummies book on WordPress and started playing with it. I still wasn’t sure what I am going to write. But when I got to where I was learning about creating a post, an email I had recently received surfaced in my mind. I instantly knew that my fears about my inability to have things to write about consistently were unfounded. When you surrender to your purpose, you recognize that your ego no longer has to be incharge. You don’t have to do anything, everything is done through you.

Now, I am sitting here laughing at myself as I write this post, because I am doing exactly what I wanted to do all along: Sharing my experiences, and  my thoughts and feelings about them. It’s not that big of a deal when you surrender to your purpose.

Do not hesitate or waver for fear that when you come to any certain place you will fail for lack of ability. Keep right on, and when you come to that place, the ability will be furnished to you. ~ Wallace D Wattles, Science of Getting Rich

Oh, and if you are wondering what was that email was that triggered the “duh!” moment and prompted the confidence, here it is. I just could not deny you its wisdom.

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word  Guidance, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word.

I remembered reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.   

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully. 

The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.  When I saw “G”: I thought of God, followed by “U” and “I”.   “God, “U” and “I” dance.”   God, you, and I dance.   

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust   that I would get guidance about my life.   Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and mercy are upon you on this day and everyday. May you abide in God, as God abides in you. Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life.

This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. If God has done anything for you in your life, please share this message with someone else. There is no cost but rewards are many. So let’s continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance !