Reasons To Dance

Oops, I’m Dancing But Where Is Everyone?  You Whooo, Over Here! 

Ever found yourself dancing alone? Ever enjoyed dancing with others but you got caught up in your moves only to wake up to realize you have danced yourself solo? What about being in a place where you didn’t see you, but you saw others. You wanted only to please Him, the Greater He. Well, according to Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others”, but then you happened and caused you to lose sight of others.

You have now become so consumed with you that you have lost sight of those who were there for you. You know the ones that pushed you to continue dancing when you wanted to quit. Now you have danced yourself into isolation just you and Him, or so you think. Unbeknowing to you, many have their hands extended, but you are no where to be found. You are busy dancing alone.

Quite recently, after He had caused me to dance, I had found myself in a self-absorbent place. Do you realize that regardless of where we are in Him, if we are not careful we can lose focus and become consumed with ourselves?
A dear friend of mine had asked me to pray for her as she prepared for surgery. She is someone that I could call on when I need to be encouraged. She is the most selfless person I know. I have never heard her complain or make a situation solely about herself. She’s always in place to serve others.

This particular day I had planned to leave early for coffee, and then I had planned to have my nails done. It wasn’t until I was ordering my coffee that I remembered my friend, and she was having a procedure at that same time I was ordering my coffee. I couldn’t help but to see only myself. It was as if God had placed a mirror in front of me and with only a glimpse I saw what I had become. A self-absorbed fool. I didn’t like what I had seen.

Then I saw my sister. I was reminded of her faithfulness to others and how she was always there for me. When I saw her, I saw what was lacking in me. I believed I was happy, but I was happy only doing me. I took no thought of her and assuring that she was taken care of. I saw myself with a perfectly planned day without a thought of my friend. But I guess there was “a good part” of my plans because I had planned to spend the rest of my day communing in prayer with Him. Yes, I had planned to spend the rest of the day with just Him and no one else.

When He allow me to self-reflect, I didn’t like what I had seen. He reminded me of the book of Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” “Even He the Son of Man” came to be a slave for all. This was satisfying for me. My desires were no longer important. All I could think about were ways to make things better for her.

I leave with you these questions to ponder: When you look in a mirror what do you see? Is it someone that God is pleased with? Are you seeing you or do you see what He sees?

If you are just seeing you, know that He’s not pleased with what He’s seeing. It pleases Him when you serve others. We are serving Him, when we serve others. You know “That which you have done unto the least, you have done unto me,” Matthews 25:40. Don’t get so caught up in Him until we don’t realize that we have done it alone, and we have danced ourselves solo that He is no longer our partner. We have done it alone!

When we look in the mirror it should be a reflection of Him. It pleases Him when we extend our hands to others to join us on the dance floor. Be careful to not get caught up in your moves that you forgot about your partners around you. They will be some that might lose their footage. They might be others that will get tired, and they will need your push. There could very well be some that might trip, and they may need you to help them back on the dance floor.

Don’t lose yourself in dancing, while you’re thinking that you are dancing with Him only to realize you have danced yourself away from Him. It is only when you are dancing with others that you are dancing with Him. He is pleased when He sees His children dancing together. He’s truly the best dance partner. Just let Him lead the dance in serving others. For it is more fun and pleasing to dance with others. It is not too late; so, grab a hand and enjoy the dance together! Dance in His word with others and take others with you because that pleases Him!

Keep dancing in The Word!

6 thoughts on “Oops, I’m Dancing But Where Is Everyone?  You Whooo, Over Here! ”

  1. Very well said! I think sometimes when we become saved and believe we he mastered our struggles, we do those sight of many things. But, it is so true that we cannot become consumed with ourselves. What we believe we mastered alone was a lot of times, prayers and when we were struggling, those helping us to get where we need to be!

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    1. Yes! You can think of it as a child that just starting to walk. They need someone to hold their hands but with each step they build confidence and when they are able to do it alone there’s no stopping them. Often times they never look back to acknowledge the hands that held them while they were in their weak place. I bless God for the shaking!

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  2. WOW…This really blessed me. So often we become to familiar with the blessing and the assignment that we forget the assignment and the one who blesses. Oh Father that i will always seek to serve and not look to be severed; to love and not wait or be afraid to love. That when i come before you and ask if you’re pleases; i want to hear yes daughter I am well pleased and may i have this dance with you. Then I can dance and it will not be Solo!
    I love this

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    1. I can say it all worked together for my good. I have learned to slow my pace because that’s how we lose focus. Sometimes we focus on Him and thinking we are about His business and forgetting that we could only serve Him when we are serving others. How could I say I love Him whom I have never seen and not love the ones I see everyday. How could I say I’m serving Him and my brothers and my sisters around me needs me. We were called to make disciples how could I when I only see me. I bless The Lord for you.

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  3. This reminds of the Matthew 18:19 “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. So dancing would be the same scenario. We have to be our brother’s keeper. Let’s keep dancing, but not alone. Well said my sister, continue to do the work of my Father.

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    1. As always I appreciate your encouragement. For it is He who inspires and I bless The Lord that His purpose is being fulfilled by the blog. I pray God’s steadfast blessings for your labor of love. He sees your faithfulness and He will reward you!

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