I had a dream the other night that I was dancing with someone. I don’t know who the mystery man was, but I could tell he was an expert dancer. I took a few ballroom dance lessons back in the day, before kids made it hard to do those sorts of things. I could probably remember the basics, but I am definitely no expert. In my dream, I remember thinking that I wanted to impress my dance partner with my dance skills, but I quickly realized that he outranked me by a long shot. So I closed my eyes. I closed my eyes and just let him lead me. I gave up control of the situation, took a firm grip and just held on for the ride. It was a very vivid dream, and I remember feeling a little scared and a little vulnerable to be just blinding following along as my partner expertly led me through a series of complicated steps. But I also felt a huge sense of confidence in this unknown partner. I somehow knew that he would not lead me astray. He would not run me into a wall or another couple. He dipped me and I knew that he wouldn’t drop me. It was an amazing feeling to utterly surrender and totally trust; to totally give up control and still know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would be o.k. And the thing is, even though I didn’t know the steps, I stayed right with him. I didn’t fumble or step on his toes. Once I relinquished control, it was as if I were an expert dancer too. That dream has really stuck with me. I don’t like the unknown. I don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen next week or a year from now. But I have this amazing dance partner in God. He is an expert dancer and He’s directing every step. All I have to do is close my eyes, take a firm grip on His hand and trust. I will be open to the possibilities that He will put before me, and I will push past the fear that wants to keep me rooted to the spot. I still feel scared and vulnerable at the prospect of continuously giving up control, but I also feel this confidence and trust that God will not lead me astray. I have the freedom to dream a little bigger and embrace the future knowing that God Has me. Today, next week, a year from now. He has me.
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What an amazing gift of a dream.