Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
"Let them praise His name with the dance; let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp."
~ Psalm 149:3 ~
I remember it was almost five years ago; as I became 30 years old. For a moment, I went into a silent panic. I began to think of all the things I had always wanted to do, but had not yet accomplished. Those dreams from when I was a little girl were being reignited. It seemed that I had this hilarious need for a 'bucket list'.
The thoughts raced in and through my mind for a few weeks. I made a mental note of the things I really wanted to do, one of them was the following:
~ Become a ballerina.
Those of you who know me; I know you're laughing as you ask, 'ballerina'? Teresa and 'ballerina'? LOL!
Well, I signed up for evening classes at the local dance studio. I proudly purchased my ballet slippers, leotard, skirt and tights, and I was going to become a SERIOUS ballerina! I walked into the dance studio; and before class was over I was made aware that being a ballerina was not for me. I was a a bit agitated at the dancers. They made it look so effortless, as though they were flying so gracefully through the air.
To make a long story short ~ I completed my ballet classes and it was a known fact from the teacher to the other students that I was not a dancer. This was the 'revelation'...."Teresa, You are NOT a dancer." Haahaahaa!
In this 'walk' down memory lane, I am reminded how God allowed me the opportunity to walk in what I truly thought was for me. The humbling fact to sadly realize I was not a dancer. However, I realized that becoming a ballerina could be crossed off my 'bucket list' and truly go to God and ask Him what He wanted me to become in Him.
The 'bucket list' went from becoming a list of my desires before I died, to becoming what God had so desired and intended for me to become before my life ends on this earth and lives on into eternity. I am so grateful that I walked out 'my dream' and found that it was just that...a dream that was not meant to become a reality in my life. LOL!
Through this humbling reminder, I realize my 'carnal' desires are being transformed to desire the heart of God. I truly desire to become a 'freedom dancer' declaring His powerful liberty and truth over my life!
I pray His strength through me will allow others to watch in awe as they see the grace of His hand upon my life as I twirl in Him; as He makes it look effortless; not because of who I am; but because of Who He is and who I rest and cling to.