I know I have something to contribute. But I stay sidelined, standing just outside of the circle. No one knows that not being a part of is hard.
Instead of being part of a conversation with others, I am having a familiar one with myself.
Oh, I remember what the sideline zone feels like. Not sure of yourself. Battling with yourself for not being sure. A vicious cycle that keeps you cemented right where you are.
What can you do when that step to join in is hard to take, when you feel like you just can't?
Close your eyes. Lean on the One holding you. And move. Speak.
Join those living their calling, today, in this moment. Don't spend the gift of today dwelling on the regrets of yesterday or trying to make everything right for tomorrow.
Join the conversation. Say what you need to say. God has given you a perspective and words that He means to be shared and only you can do that in your beautiful way.
Don't keep it in - these things your meant to share. Your "art" - food, words, colors, numbers - is unlike anything that anyone else on this earth can share.
Step off of the sidelines and onto the playing field. It's your time for His glory.
We're gathering at the Gypsy Mama's house - come on over!