“Nobody puts baby in a corner”
I felt Holy Spirit drop those words in my spirit awhile ago. A peculiar phrase for sure. I haven’t seen the movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ in years, yet there the familiar quote was, resting softly on my heart. I have to admit, there had been days I struggled with feeling discontent and devalued. Not because of anyone else…it was my own junk. Being a wife and mother brings much joy, but there was so much unrealized and aching to be birthed outside that realm. Those words at the top somehow spoke to the depths of me…and maybe this will speak to you.

The enemy wants to keep you quiet and intimidated so you might not do the things God has called you to do. Cornered and sedated with a lie. He wants you to feel devalued, inadequate and discontent and feeds those thoughts so joy and abundant life lay dormant. Don’t believe the lies.

The truth is, if you’re in Christ, you are sons and daughters of God. You’re His baby! You’re His child and were never meant to be cowering in a corner of unworthiness.

You are worthy. You are cherished by a God of redeeming love and continuous mercy. You were made to be salt and light. You were made to flavor and be a light in dark places. You were made to BE love and bring hope to a hopeless world. To give a voice to the voiceless. Yet, we all have our own unique voice. Sometimes that is what’s most intimidating. Because your ‘dance’ is different and your ‘voice’ doesn’t look like the strengths you perceive others posses, you will let yourself be put in a corner. Don’t believe the lie and fall into the trap. Be bold! Step out!

This isn’t about being in a spotlight. Only God is worthy of glory. It’s not people, it’s not your job or circumstance that gives you contentment, value and identity. Your contentment, value and identity can only be found in Christ. This is about realizing your sonship and learning who you are in him. Then you can fulfill your created potential.  Everything flows out of your intimacy with Jesus because when you dance lock-step with Him there is always something to offer. The Lord delights in that. When you shine for Him it encourages others to do the same. No matter your age or occupation, someone is watching your life’s dance. YOUR VOICE…YOUR dance…can make all the difference in someone’s world.

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