I’m joining the Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?
Additionally, Emily Freeman began hosting a weekly disscussion of her book, Grace for the Good Girl, on her blog: Chatting at the Sky. And God took the opportunity to remind me that I needed to participate in this. I needed to finish this book… to hear this truth… to let go of my good-girl anxieties and give Him control.
So today, I’m combining my Grace for the Good Girl and Five Minute Friday Post. Enjoy!
It’s a tedious thing, this careful dance between shame and guilt. Tedious indeed, and will be my undoing.
I’ve said before, I’m not a graceful person. And although I longed to be a ballerina when I was small, it was not meant to be.
But, God had other dances in mind for me.
Ones that require me to feel guilt and act upon it – to not let it hide in the depth of my soul and fester into shame.
A dance where God leads and I follow.
One where I must depend on Him, and in that dependence, there is no other thing I can do to earn His Grace. His Love.
For He is Grace and He is Love.
And so, I take his hand relinquish control. I submit to His leading.
I find joy in the dance.