I have always been somewhat fearful of dancing and yet, at the same time, there has always been a deep desire within me to bust out and get my funky groove on.
I've always been drawn to tv, movies and songs that allow me live out my dancing dreams through other people. I spent many hours as a young girl dancing in my bedroom. I have also sat on the sideline at many family weddings, wishing I had the courage to be free and not care what other people thought of my dance moves. For many years I just focused on the physicality of dancing...how to move my feet, my hips, my arms. And that always scared the beegeebees out of me!
But now, in my 32nd year of living, my views of dance have been changing. I can now see more clearly the similarities between dance and life...with God and people. Dance incorporates trust, intimacy, unity, vulnerability, strength, joy, peace and laughter. All the things I desire in my relationships with people and my God.
I am on a journey with God. We have been dancing the waltz of life together for years. We have been developing our style, and I have been learning to let Him lead. As all of this has been happening with Him, my freedom has grown and has been seen in my physical life.
And wouldn't you know it...I have even busted a move on a few dance floors!