I have an incredible capacity for worry. My ability to make a mountain out of a molehill would make me a millionaire if only I could monetize it.
I wonder if it’s the same for you?
If there’s one area of life that can be guaranteed to bring on some anxiety, it’s those moments where we start to step into the calling God has for us. Those inevitable moments of discipleship where following Jesus means doing some things that really scare us.
March for me is a month of anxiety inducing diary entries. Booked into my life are more things than I can count that scare the life out of me, but so many of them are things I believe God has called me to do.
A few weeks ago at church, Sim challenged us to take a moment to bring ourselves before God in prayer. As I sat there before God utterly overwhelmed by my anxiety about the next few weeks, I felt God say three words – ‘Dance with me.’
In the midst of my anxiety and fear of what was in the diary, the still, quiet voice of God brought an invitation.
An invitation to dance.
An invitation to join in with him in the joyous, incredible plan that he is weaving across the universe with every moment.
An invitation to see the tasks before me as an opportunity to find joy in working together with him, rather than overwhelming anxiety.
An invitation to take his hand, let him lead, and step into the crazy and chaotic whirl wind of doing what he’s calling me to do.
And to trust that with him leading, with him present, with him holding my hand, perhaps rather than anxiety, stress and fear, it might be possible to live in the scary moments with joy and delight and peace.
I wonder where God is inviting you to step out of your comfort zone. What it might look like for you to join him in his dance. Where in life, instead of seeing the overwhelming nature of the tasks he has called you into, he is quietly inviting you to take his hand, let him lead, and let him help you find delight in the dance he has called you into.
I wonder what it might look like for you to say yes to that invitation today.
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’… But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:31,33