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I’ve been silent on five-minute fridays for the last several weeks because honestly, I’ve not been staying up late enough Thursdays to catch her topic! But this week, I have… and I did… and LJ’s topic could not have been more perfect and in line for what I’m dealing with.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on: ACHE
I have an ache in my heart.
It is so deep that it has spread from my heart, down into my stomach, across my oblique muscles, and now is traveling through my arms and down into my fingers and through my ovaries – literally! TMI? Sorry.
This ache, I know what it is – its anxiety. I know because I’m medicated for it, but the medication can often not confound the ache when the ache is so deep.
This season that I’m in… this year of Risk… is perilous. I’m realizing with risk comes reward, but no one ever tells you that with risk often comes pain, and losing your known comfort zones.
No one ever tells you that sometimes God will actually cause pain, to motivate you to summon up your courage to take risks.
What’s that you say? God doesn’t “cause” pain?
Hmmm… not sure I agree. Sometimes I wonder – does God put us up close & personal to things that wreck our hearts to motivate change to happen?
I’m not God. So I don’t know the answer.
Ache… the deep kind of ache that leads to a abiding pain is often one of the only things that leads us towards change. And change is a part of risk. And risk is necessary for growth.
If there was no ache, there would be no examination of current comfort zones. If this examination did not occur, we would never admit to ourselves that we have created a den of comfort that albeit safe – may not be best for our long term growth.
But that causes me anxiety, even to think about. It makes that ache inside of me rise up and start calling to me – to my spirit, my heart, my mind, and most recently my body.
Ache is a per-requisite to risk… but there are days where I could do without it.
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