It was a gripping moment after the school food festival when the DJ dropped one of my favorite jams,Feel this moment by Pitbull ft Christina Aguilera. The dose of this jam dropped into my ears and sent signals to my spirit that tapped my bones into motion. I started shouting as I drew my shaking bones to the center of the room. Colleagues turned around to have a glance at this frenetic girl who had turned the calm.
I sang wrong lyrics at the top of my voice as I shook my bones. Now for those that have been graced with the chance to see me shake this booty can testify that we are all God’s work in progress and some like me are still on the trajectory of the Promised Land.
During that Viv moment, I felt the presence of God while dancing, He was cheering me on.
“That’s my girl, you can do this, we are in this together, let’s make this moment count.”
He whispered to my heart. I chanted louder and louder as I shook the fluid out of my bones.
As I danced, I kept on pondering about my life. How I sometimes allow to get swallowed in the sea of insecurities, so afraid of being me, and afraid of people’s rejection if I dared to follow my bit and didn’t rhyme with the song the world is singing. I always hid my lamp under the bed and left the stage for other people to shine since I was so afraid to present my version of the song God deposits in me to the world.
That there was a minute of victory, a minute of listening to my heart and being unafraid of what other people thought of me, even when I sang the wrong lyrics. And a moment of drawing my actions from the wells of my spirit.
Lisa Nichols, one of the transformational couches I know, once said, “give notice and stop asking for permission, when you hear something that resonates with you say yes yes. When you hear your truth say yes yes, when something feels good to your soul say yes yes.Even when you neighbor isn’t saying it say yes yes and be the lone ranger that calls out Gods assignment in you by conviction.
Steve Jobs, while addressing the 2005 Stanford commencement, stated, “Remembering that I will be dead soon is the most important tool I have ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything, all external expectations, pride or fear of embarrassment of failure. These things all just fall way in the face of death within only what is truly important. Remembering that Iam going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking I have something to loose, Iam already naked, there is no reason not to follow my heart”.
Let’s be intentional about drawing our actions from the wells of our inner man.
And when you get the choice to sit out or dance, I hope you dance~~Lee Ann Womack