The feet in the featured image are mine 😊
In a previous post, I talked about how my Nana is teaching me a Scottish sword dance. The memorization went fairly smoothly, and through watching videos and her telling me things like, “That’s what I meant about that move!” we figured it out despite her not being able to do it with me. So I had it in my head; the trouble was doing it full out. One of the moves was so hard to perfect, she said it took her two years to be able to do! After I went home, I tried doing it as full out as I could with the song we had chosen. By the end of my practice, I had messed up many times, was sweating, breathing surprisingly hard, narrowly avoiding the broom and flyswatter I was using as swords… You get the idea! And try as I might, that one move was still far unattainable. Even as I write now, my calves are moaning and groaning about what I made them do the other day. It’s hard, knowing what I should do and messing up again and again. Just like in the sword dance, I mess up in the Christian life. I know what’s right in my heart, or I think, why did I do that? right after I do it. The only thing I can do is ask for God’s help and forgiveness and keep trying, just like all I can do is ask my Nana’s help and keep trying.
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. -Proverbs 24:16, KJV
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