I'm putting my dancing shoes on for that perfect and intricate dance with God. I have learned that life is sometimes like a beautiful "on point" ballet and sometimes it's a down and dirty rockin' kind of thing. I also now know that if I try to take the lead, I will find myself at the least with two left feet, stumbling a bit or tripping over things, and at worst, falling flat on my face.
I don't have to do that anymore. God is always the perfect dance partner. He led me out of my alcoholism right into Alcoholics Anonymous. He paired me up with sponsors who were just what I needed at the time. He has allowed me to become a sponsor and has brought just the people I could help at the right moments.
God brought me out of economic insecurity into a career that lasted for 22 years. I had the most wonderful boss who was also a mentor and encouraged me in my work. She was a part of my dance.
I was led out of a marriage that was crumbling around me despite the fact that I did not believe in divorce. He helped me care for my children and develop healthier relationships with them.
God brought a man 11 years my senior in sobriety into my life. This wonderful man became my husband, my best friend, my life's help-mate, my perfect partner.
I was then whirled right into Al-Anon where there was still more work to be done in refining my understanding of myself, of others, and our relationships. Sometimes I want to take the lead, but thankfully, this causes me to begin to stumble and I relinquish the lead back to Him who is the "real leader".
The next scene on the dance stage has been the "blogosphere". I'm leaving God in charge in this new and unfamiliar landscape.
I continue to dance in God's arms wondering where the next spin, turn, or leap will take me. I trust the footing when dancing with God and the beauty of the dance is eternal - so I "Let go and let God" be the lead partner in our dance of life.
(Photo credit: Ballerina's Dream by Gemini Soul)
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