Five Minute Friday: Graceful
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Growing up I always admired dancers and synchronized swimmers. They moved with such grace and ease. To be graceful was something that I always had to work at. As a child, I had moments of clumsiness. I could trip over my own two feet, or walk into walls when I wasn’t looking. As a teen, I roller skated competitively, and learned how to glide across the skating floor with fluidity of movement. A few years ago, I led a praise dance team at church. Although I had no formal training, I relied on the Holy Spirit for the graceful movement to be applied to the dance.
God desires that my walk with Him be filled with graceful movement — light on my feet, always moving toward Him, moving at the sound of His voice. The Lord and I, moving together as one, flowing effortless across this dance floor called life. But when I choose to step outside of His will, or move away from the sound of His voice, my steps become rushed, hard, bulky. My graceful and effortless movements soon replace themselves with the pounding and stomping of my own two feet as I rush hurriedly through life. I long for graceful movement once again.
I desire to yield, so that once again my steps would be graceful, full of grace. I don’t want to strive to move here or there. I only want to move at the sound of His voice. For when I do, I become light on my feet, my steps once again flowing freely in complete unison with the One leads me.