And when the music stops and everybody goes home, I want you to keep on dancing.
I want you to feel the floor under your feet, the way your toes move to the beat of your heart. I want you to feel the freedom it gives and the joy it brings to your smile.
In life, you will go through seasons where the music plays its happy tunes, seasons where all you want to do is dance until your feet fall off. But there will also be seasons in your life where the music grows quiet, when your feet seem to lose its passion for dancing.
But why? Why do your feet lose that wonder, that fire?
Maybe it’s because you are burned out. Maybe it’s because you taught your feet to focus on lesser things, that it took your focus away from the grander purpose. Maybe it’s from that rejection, that deep place of hurt where your learned to inhale the bad things and exhale the good. But whatever it may be, God will always give you a new song to dance to.
For He wants you to inhale life fully and deeply, to teach your feet to dance upon disappointment.
let Your peace be the song I dance to, let your truth be the reason I keep dancing even when the music stops playing. Forgive me for trying to find a love from people and things that only YOU can provide.
“Let His assurance & promises reset your atmosphere”
And when you teach your feet to dance again, let it be for a purpose. Don’t go through the motions, for that only hardens the heart and steals your JOY. Make every move and motion meaningful, bringing peace, contentment, and greatness to any situation. Surrender the things in your life that are holding you back from dancing…give it to God and watch Him turn those burdens into beauty.
He hears you, sees you, and wants you to cling to what is GOOD.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Fear the Lord, for those who fear Him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” PSALM 34:7-10
Turn to Psalm 46:1-10 & remind yourself of the promises that God has spoken into your life.
- He is our REFUGE
- He is our STRENGTH
- He is an ever present HELP in trouble
- DO NOT FEAR
So even when we may not believe that it is well with our soul, please remember that he reigns. He has already conquered the world. It will be challenging & at times we will fall, leaving bruises and scars that show the battles we have faced. But if you fully trust in the Lord, He will pick you up, dust you off, and tell you to get back out there. For there is deep beauty in deep pain.
And when you go through periods of drought, whether it be in your prayer life or your passion to know Christ, remember what it felt like when you first started to find Him. Remember the times of surrender that brought tears to your eyes, the days He loved you when you felt unlovable. And look back and see that He has provided & has had a hand in your life every step of the way. Remind yourself of these things, rejoice & give thanks, and God will ignite that fire in you that you need and crave for.
Dance again, not for the praise from others, but as a reminder of all the things that God has done for you and will continue to do.