A time to Mourn…..A time to Dance

A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4

It is OK to mourn, there is a time for that. Mourning is for a season and has it’s place. Let the season run its full course, but don’t stay there. Learn to dance in the rain. You may be mourning the death of a loved one or the death of a dream. Learn to dance. Learn to take eyes off of self and put them on God and others. When you dance you are free to embrace another. When you dance you are moving in rhythm in tandem with another. You are following a beat not your own but the music’s. There is a time when we need to embrace Jesus and move where He is moving. Allow Him to lead you. All Him to guide you through the music He is orchestrating. Jesus will guide you and lead you, sometime fast and sometimes slow. If you will yield to Him and you will be in rhythm to His music and not your own.  Allow  Jesus and the Holy Spirit to do their perfect work. He will turn our wailing into dancing (Psalm 30:11).

Jesus wept. John 11:35

We know Jesus wept. (John 11:35). The people didn’t see what Jesus did. They did not have the spiritual insight to see that Jesus could heal (John 11:37). Jesus did not allow His emotions to prevent Him from acting. There is a time for weeping and a time for laughing but the two do not cross over. (Unless of coarse you laugh so hard you cry!) When they do crossover, there is emotional instability. Success in your life and in your relationships depends on emotional stability. Emotional stability allows you to overcome failures and look to the next opportunity.

Don’t stay parked in failure. Don’t stay parked in misery.Don’t hold onto offenses. Don’t hold onto shortcomings.

Be as Paul who fixed his eyes on what was eternal (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Timothy 2:10) Paul used athletes as examples (1 Corinthians 9:24) because of their ability to focus, their self-discipline, their ability to learn and adjust, their ability to live up to what they had attained and press on for more. For example, when athletes miss the mark, they put it behind them, learn from it and move on. A trainer once told me that you can lift more than you think you can. Press on. In Colossians 1:10-13, we find that God will “strengthen you with His power according to His glorious might” and the result will be patience, endurance, and joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength. Not your joy but the joy He puts inside of you. Joy that is constant despite circumstances. The Lord will stand at your side and give you strength (2 Timothy 4:17). Once when I was going through a hard time and was about to loose strength. I told God I was done in, but God reminded me that it was alright because He never tires. God will give you a spirit of power, love and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7) Self-discipline in the Greek  means ‘sound mind’ or ‘self control.’ The Holy Spirit will make you emotionally stable to handle whatever situation you are facing. During the process, give thanks (Ephesians 5:20). Listen to His voice and act on it. Pray and spend time with God. It is OK to cry.Lay it at the cross. then get up and say, ” OK Jesus what now. Here I am” . After Jesus wept, He healed.He raised Lazarus from the dead.He can raise you!

Weeping may remain for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5


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