Worship Him with wild abandon.
Did you ever wonder about the people behind great quotes?
Marianne Williamson wrote “Our Greatest Fear”.
Freidrich Nietzsche wrote “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ” and “What is the seal of liberation? — No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.” Nietzsche also made Pindar‘s words famous “Become who you are”.
The quote “Worship Him with wild abandon” is hung on our worship team wall. It suprised me the first time I saw it and continues to give me courage to let go and …. just…. worship.
Sometimes it’s the simplest stuff that eludes us. We wonder “why didn’t I think of that?”. Sometimes when groups of nice people get together, we tell stories about ourselves, our families, our lives, our choices, and what we said to others as a way to define ourselves. We can get so anxious about showing proof about how great or strong we are that we start to become someone different altogether. Someone who tries too hard. Someone who lives on our tippie toes straining to keep our chin above the water of acceptability.
Here are some things I struggle with and I’ll admit them to you with my feet flat on the floor and my chin in its proper place:
I’m not sure it’s a great idea to spank my kids, but I don’t think it’s necessarily child abuse.
I think other families have more fun than we do.
I’m really worried that my kids will be insecure as adults due to my failures as a parent.
I can go from feeling fabulous to feeling pretty bad about myself in the span of seconds.
Sometimes when I get nervous and am vulnerable, I stammer and all my words run together.
I make light of it, but sometimes I feel really awkward in small groups and in one on one conversations. So I either say nothing or talk too much.
These are things I know about myself and have given to the Lord. He will either fix them or leave them for His glory.