I often wonder why I'd fallen for lies,
for half-truths, for easy-ways-out,
instead of just simply believing You.
I often wonder why it took so long
to pay little attention to what others think,
and instead see me from Your point of view.
...why I put so much value
on words that cut deep, tear down and wound,
while ignoring the ones
that reach up, give life and bloom.
...why I thought Safe and Sound
was the smarter (right) way
when You've promised
Abundance & Adventure
in every one of our days.
I wonder when I started to see more clearly
that my Stuck-in-Routine quiet direction
had turned into a Walled-up-Fortress...
built with bricks of fear and of self-protection.
For years, as I was growing in to me,
I wondered what it would feel like
to be confident, to be free,
to know who I am -without wavering...
to walk bravely, embracing change,
to let go and live a life worth savoring.
Lately, I've been stepping into who He made me to be,
and with each step, I find
my Comfort Zones shrinking,
and the Spirit within me rising up
and leaking out without all that over-thinking.
and all of this time slows
and a new season unfolds
as we say yes and we lean in...
The call has never changed:
to dive into the deep...
or better yet...
Step out of the boat,
walk on the water with Him!
This song... you guys! Gah!
I'm in love with it!
"I'm standing knee deep,
but I'm out where I've never been..."
In Over My Head by Jenn Johnson
I'm (finally) learning a new trick... what do you think?
P.S. I'm linking up with these lovely writers:
Karen Deschenes Courcy for #TuesdayatTen
Jennifer Dukes Lee for #TellHisStory