I remember the buzz in my stomach, that insistence that everything inside of me screamed nerves. I entered the cafeteria feeling the weight of my loneliness. I scanned the streamered room, searching for a friendly face, hoping I’d spy a friend. I did.
We stood together, alone with our thoughts, as the music blared from a DJ. We talked in nervous jitters. I scanned the room, wondering. Would I be asked to dance?
The answer would come two awkward hours later.
I don’t know about you, but I think hell is like junior high dances for wallflowers. Isolating. Humiliating. Awkward.
Problem is, I’ve carried the experience with me into adulthood. How often I feel like I’m lining the wall of life, waiting for someone or some opportunity to find me, grab my hand, and pull me out into life’s limelight.
It’s only been recently that I realized that life is not meant to be a junior high dance. We aren’t suppose to live sidelined, afraid, insecure. We are encouraged to live uncaged, to soar, to engage in life. To do so means risk.
In high school, I abandoned the silly rules of dances. I took a risk. Instead of waiting, my friends and I chose to venture to the middle of the dance floor and dance like crazy people. The contrast between the junior high dance and the high school dance is the contrast to the life God’s wants us to live today. To be unafraid. To be innovative and spunky and fun and alive. To grab the hands of our friends, shun the so-called rules, and engage in life to the fullest.
That’s what I want for me. That’s what I want for you. I want you to dance.
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So, take my hand today, and let’s dance, okay?