Emotions are amazing! They add depth and breadth to life but if they are what are leading our dance of life we will miss the beauty and power of the dance. When we follow His lead the dance is powerful, and stunning, you don’t want to stop you are so enraptured by it! Emotions can add beauty, depth and connection to our lives but often they lead to conflict and chaos. One day God gave me this incredible picture when we let our emotions take the lead it ruins the beauty of the dance.
What the Holy Spirit brought one day as I sat before Jesus was a picture of the tango. This dance can be an incredible thing to watch when the participants know their roles and work within them. If both dancers are trying to lead it is not a pretty picture. In a dance there is one person who takes the lead and one person who trusts and follows. Our walk with our God is a bit like this. When we follow His lead the things in our life even the hard things can be beautiful and amazing. When we take the lead we make a messy stilted dance . We may still be dancing but no one is taking pleasure in it.
God gave us this wonderful spectrum of emotions that add so much color and personality to our lives. How we react to and interact with our circumstances and the people puts in our lives is the beautiful fabric that makes up our individual world. But we live in a fallen world and those emotions can ruin the dance when we let them take the lead.
As I look out over the panorama of my life I can see the times that love, hurt, anger or excitement were taking the lead. While these emotions can add so much,when we are following them they can lead us down wrong roads. God is right there with the perfect path and those emotions were designed to add to the gifts He has given us and the paths He leads us down. So with Valentine’s Day, a day full of emotion, just around the corner. Let’s ask ourselves who is leading our dance? Are we experiencing the beauty and power of following His lead or are we struggling through a stilted messy picture?