Go low to get high, go low to get high…the words were becoming familiar now after three+ weeks doing this workout. As I squatted as low as I could go – which wasn’t very far down – and then reached as high as I could, allowing my body to do what was being asked of me, my mind took me to another place.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today’s message may appear to have a hidden meaning, but then again, spiritual truths aren’t always so easy to grasp. Our prayer is that you grasp this in your mind and heart, and that it explodes in your actions.
The workout I was doing was from Beachbody and was a Bar-Blend series. I can’t help but smile as I write this because it’s led by a former ballerina, which I am NOT! In fact, I am trying desperately to rid myself of an image I get all too often, especially when I am either angry or frustrated, and that is a bull in a china cabinet! 😊 😊
Anyway after hearing these words for several weeks, they started to take on an additional meaning, and not just physically but spiritually as well. Have you ever wrestled with your private-party logic, justifying why you said something, did something, felt something, and as you wrestle, you come up with the same answer every single time, that you weren’t in the wrong? Well, I literally could write a book on all my private party logic parties, but for the sake of time, let me just say that private-party logic rarely, if ever, leads you to a positive resolution. But you can’t know that if you don’t bring God into the party, and/or invite someone you trust into the situation that we keep mulling over and over in our minds and hearts.
Well, this particular day, before this workout, I had actually reached out to one of my accountability sisters. I invited her into my situation that had started the private-party logic. She listened, and then she spoke, and as her gentle words made their way past my mind and reached the core of my soul, the truth exploded my private-party logic into pieces. Truth had collided with my reasoning and even though I had every right to feel the way I had, my sweet sister was able to help me see that fear had overtaken my mouth and once I opened it, there was no stopping it! “Maybe if you said this…” she very gently suggested and the light-bulb in my heart confirmed that her way was better than mine.
Further confirmation came when I texted the friend and confessed that my fear had overtaken me and that I needed to focus more on encouraging all that is right versus focusing on what was/is wrong; the response I got was actually what I had tried to get from the beginning, but didn’t because of the way I went about it. Just like that it was resolved!
Because I went low, in other words, let go of my “right” to be frustrated, and acknowledged my fear, I was able to take the high road. Yes, it’s true that surrendering requires humility but it ALWAYS takes us to high places.
Friend, can I encourage you to join me in this short prayer: Oh, Abba, help me to remember to let go, let You in to my private-party logic so that truth and resolution would follow and lead me to higher ground.