The Dance Ain't Over

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Posted by Katie

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By night, I am a mild-mannered mom, wife, writer, fitness coach, and what you could call a “secret service” missionary for the Lord.

By day, I train estimators all over the world to use amazing software products for the construction industry! TA-DAH! Bet you always wondered, didn’t you?

Well, here’s the thing. I love my job. I really do. There are so many great moments that happen while I’m teaching, but one of my favorites moments is this: When someone who has already been using the software for YEARS has an A-HA moment and comes to realize they don’t even know the half of what they don’t know.

I love these moments, because they are the ones in which people find some amazing “new-to-them” feature in the program, and begin to think to themselves, “Why didn’t I know THAT was there?? All this time I could have been using X, Y, or Z and saving myself all this time and effort!”

It is a moment that encourages one to look back and realize the importance of a good education...or in our case, a good training session or two.

But we adults do this in so many areas of our life. We get comfortable with our knowledge. We decide the benefits of what we know are quite enough for our purposes.

We DECIDE to stop learning. Because we know all that we need to know.

The trouble is, we don’t know what we don’t know!

The same thing happens with faith. We fall in love with God. He asks us to dance. We learn the steps. We decide, that since we know the steps, and figure there is nothing new to glean from the dance, that we will sit out the rest of it.

We quit going to church.
We quit reading the Bible.
We quit praying.

We say we are in a “relationship”, but really, we stopped dancing. If we are honest, we are just watching.

We don’t know what we don’t know!

If only we knew!

If only we knew that the relationship truly happens when you hang on to God as the music changes, the beat quickens, and you have to hold super-close to him to feel where he is leading you next. You have to be ready for each next step. You have to learn his nudgings.

And most of all, you have to remember how fun it is to dance.

May you stay in step with God in every portion of your life, and may you remember that a great dance is made by great partners who are ready to show up and learn something new every day.

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