Updated: Dec 31, 2017
So today I’m having a conversation with a 12 year old girl about dancing. I will blame so of my directness of this conversation on the low grade fever I have and have had since yesterday. (I knew I felt off yesterday but wasn’t sure why)
She is telling me about ballet class and what everyone else is doing in class (or not doing). About how she thinks things are unfair that certain girls are in certain classes and how she is not. I calmly asked her what her goals were, she told me. I then told her to write down what she needed to do to reach that goal. She interrupts with telling me about other girls. This is where the fever takes over my mouth (yes I’m blaming the fever). I tell her she needs to stop worrying about those other girls and do what she needs to do to reach her goals. That if she doesn’t improve herself, she will be sitting her a year later still talking about these other girls. Instead of being the best dancer that SHE can be.
This stays with us for life, we are all dancing through life, but are you improving your dance or are you too busy talking about what others are doing? In Hebrews 12 it says, ‘...And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.’ When we set our goal to fixing our eyes on Jesus, we won’t care about how the other dancers dance, we will be so busy doing our own. I want to spend my life with my eyes fixed on God. I want to dance the dance he has for me. I also want every woman in the world to know this. To know that it doesn’t matter what ‘she’ is doing. What are you doing? Where are your eyes? Don’t miss out on your dance being jealous of someone else’s. Their style isn’t the same as yours, their rhythm isn’t on the same beat, their dance is not yours. But only you can perform yours, only you can do the moves that God has placed on your life. If you really stop and think about it, let it sink in... only you! So fix your eyes on God, let him take the lead, and move to rhythm of your own dance.