Find your Courage to Soar

Have you ever felt frightened, like a bird stuck in a cage? I know I have because of fear. Fear held me back. I was hesitant to step forward. What if I step out and fail? A quote that came to mind that I have heard in the past and still love to this day. That quote is “What if I fall? Oh, my darling, but what if you fly?”

I have held onto this quote dearly. It’s true. What if I don’t fall and instead, I succeed? Realistically there is a chance I am going to fall. But everyone falls when they try something new. For example, babies learning to walk. Do babies give up learning how to walk after their first fall? No. If so, none of us would be walking or running.

Finding the courage to soar has not been easy. I had to rewire my belief system in order to step into something new. “Out with the old, in with the new.” It was scary and I sacrificed a lot. I don’t regret coming out of the cage. I wish I would have done it sooner. 

My cage was a known territory and I was comfortable. For me, soaring meant I would have to leave the cage and not come back. Because of fear, It took multiple tries to leave the cage. I am reminded of the bible verse that says: As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26:11

Is it foolish to return to the cage? Yes! We are programmed to come back when something seems scary. By the grace of God and with His help, I mustered up the courage to not look back. God blessed me with a community, His word, and His strength to have the courage to soar.

Beloved, will you be courageous enough to soar?

I am not your God

Once upon a time, there was girl who felt invisible to the world, especially amongst her parents. Her desires as a child to be seen grew. Her soul yearned to hear the words “I see you!” She left her innocence to chase fame and riches hoping to be seen and for the world to worship her. She thought “Oh, world how shall I get you to praise me?” 

She was led astray as she saw the Maxim girls receive a lot of praise. She thought becoming a sex symbol was the symbol. She felt seen, desired, and admired. She craved more and headed to Hollywood. But in the back of her mind, she knew that the praise would disappear sooner or later. 

What is the point of being like God when she does not know God? The fame, the men, the praise… eventually it was unfulfilling. Dayana, fell on her knees and surrendered her throne to know the real God. The God who created the heavens and the earth.

The fall of humanity is when one has tried to be like God. There is no amount of wisdom or knowledge that can make one be God. Many have tried to be like him. Yet they fail and realize they need a Savior. One example is Eve, she lived a graceful life in Eden. In time, she chose to ignore God and ate the apple to be like God. Her choice affected both her, her husband, and future generations. She did not become like God if anything she witnessed the wages of sin.

For so long, Dayana, tried to be like God. She wanted to be the savior of many. She carried the burden of responsibility. Recently, she realized that she can’t be the savior because she might be interfering with God’s will for their life. 

She has learned to not get in the way of being a savior unless the Holy Spirit leads her to help. 

I have written all of this to remind myself and others that we are not God. There is only one God. He is strong enough to handle our burdens and be our savior. He is the way, the truth, and life. 

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

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