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 was getting
lower with every other workout – 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 releases 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! This
is especially true when I am frustrated and/or mad. I am not a ballerina but more like a
bull in a China-cabinet!
Having heard these words for several weeks now, they were starting to take on an
additional meaning, and not just physically but spiritually. Have you ever wrestled with
your private-party logic, justifying why you said something, did something, felt
something, and as you wrestled, 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, and a synopsis of
the lessons I’ve learned while showing up for them. In short, private-party logic rarely, if
ever, leads one to a positive resolution. But we can’t know that if you don’t bring God
into the party, and/or invite someone you trust into the situation that keeps renting
space in our minds and hearts.
After my workout, I had 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
gentle words that made their way past my private party logic and reached the core of
my soul. The truths she spoke exploded my private-party logic into pieces. 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. The lightbulb in my heart
confirmed that her way was better than mine.
The confirmation of the truths spoken to me 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 what I had tried to get from the beginning but didn’t because of the way I went
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.