We are to write for five minutes on the following prompt: 'DANCE'.
I love to watch dancers. They seem so graceful and free. I long to let myself go like that. But I seem to worry too much about how silly I look. So I hold myself back.
I've been watching the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance". I'm amazed by the top 20 contestants this year. The talent is simply amazing. To think that they have to learn several new dances each week with different choreographers is beyond me. To see their graceful lines and their ability to move so effortlessly ...all I can say is wow!
But I realized something. The dancers on the show are focusing entirely on their craft. They are receiving teaching, encouragement and often criticism from some of the best choreographers. And each week they improve. It's amazing what focus and training can do.
My dancing is nothing like this. I love movement and grace. I even took dance lessons as a child and for a year as an adult. But I never focused fully on dancing. It was just fun exercise for me.
1 Corinthians 10:31 says:
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
I may not be a dancer. But I've been given unique gifts from the Lord. I want to use them for His glory.
Blessings and love,