Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 8, 2014

Let Go!

cb devojul8“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.” Proverbs 11:18 (NIV)

“Let go! Throw your head back and lift with your legs at the top of the arc.”

Hannah fearlessly did as instructed when launched from the perch cut into cliff. Secure in her climbing harness and hooked onto the rope, she flipped upside down, soaring over the canyon 100’ below. She was gleeful despite the fact she held onto nothing. Legs extended, arms outstretched, peering at the ground as it rushed beneath her, she flew through the air. Her teammates watched from the steep hillside, amazed at her prowess, agility, and strength. When Hannah dismounted, it was with bubbling-over joy.

And then came JoAnn. This was not her first trip along the zip line course. When it came to the swing in the dense jungle, she denied herself the experience on each of her prior adventures. Surrounded by a team of women urging her on, she relented. She survived her fright and flight, though not with the style and grace of Hannah. JoAnn held on tight, knuckles white and fingers cramping. When JoAnn dismounted, it was only with great relief.

Both these women started the challenge with the same tools: secured, quadruple-checked harnesses. Both these women had the same outcome: survival with no injury. But what about their perception of experience? Hannah relished leaving the cliff, embraced letting go and was exhilarated tumbling through the air. JoAnn, however, allowed fear to deprive her of flightful fancy. She chose not to trust the safety measures and allow herself complete joy.

God sometimes asks us to take a flying leap. Though He promises His control, and despite the assurance of safety, we refuse to let go. Like JoAnn, we needlessly clutch our own insecurities, missing the joy of the journey.

“God, give me the courage to let go, trusting You completely. Let me feel safe in Your love and grant me joy in the journey.

For His Glory,

Rebekah Trittipoe (www.rebekahtrittipoe.com)
TRBC Coffee Break

 

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