Over 26 years ago, Gwen and I saw each other for the first time after graduating from college.  When we came into the presence of one another.  She looked at me and said “hi”, I looked at her and said “hi”.  Then I asked her to dance.

I remember that moment well.  I was so nervous, because I really couldn’t dance well.  After taking the dance floor, I didn’t move very much.  I didn’t want to mess up.  So the least I moved, the better I looked.  It was important to me that I didn’t mess up, because I wanted her to get a good impression of me.

The reality of a relationship with God can be like that.  You can be kind of nervous, because you don’t want to mess up and that can cause your relationship with Him to be an obligation, but it is suppose to be a living, spirited dance.

One final word, friends. We ask you – urge is more like it – that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 (Msg)

Your insecurities have less to do with your past experiences and more to do with your current view of God.  When you give other people a level of trust that should only be reserved for God, you set yourself up for disappointment because no man or woman can deliver like God.  If you don’t  trust Him with your life, then insecurity will be a part of your relationship.

God’s love is never passive, but always passionate; and passion always leads to action.

Enjoy the dance,

Ladell Graham

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