For too long I marched to the beat of the expected.  These days I don’t…at least I try not to.  I march to the beat of the call God has placed on my life and in my heart.   I made a conscious choice to trust Him and look to Him for my strength & wisdom.  Smart choice, but not always an easy one!

Some days are great and others not so much.  Some days I feel like I can barely contain my excitement and others I feel like I’m about to scream with  frustration.  (That statement sounds a little whack-o, but you get my meaning.)

I look around this world, well my portion of this world, and I see Christians stepping out in faith.  I see men and women going against the grain.  Stepping out of their comfort zones to serve the God that called them to His good purpose.  I see women stepping up to lead their sisters in courage and in righteousness, not of their own but courage and righteousness of the God who called them.

I see walls being broken down and I stand in awe.  I see God calling up His church to step up and step out in FAITH.  I see a nation on the edge of change.  I see so many who want to leap, but they are hanging on the edge… I’m right there with you.  It’s time to DEFY GRAVITY!

I know the Lord has a plan and a purpose for this life and I’m walking in that plan.  I’m DEFYING GRAVITY.

If you’ve not seen Wicked, the Musical, you may not recognize the following song lyrics.  Just hang with me, there is some amazing stuff here.

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts  (** for me this would be trust GOD!)
Close my eyes, and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

I love what these lyrics say.  I’m not playing by anyone else’s rules.  For me, it means  I’m only trusting God. Close my eyes and leap — in faith!

Games are over, life has begun. Real life, relevant life, true life.

But hang on, there is more to this song….

I’m through accepting limits
‘Cuz someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!

AMEN and AMEN!  I love this.  How can we tell people they CANNOT do something?  If God calls you to it, sister do it!  If you fall, so be it, but I’ll applaud you for the leap of faith.

And for the closing verse…..

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
“Ev’ryone deserves the chance to fly!”
And if I’m flying solo  (I’m not alone, Jesus flies with me)
At least I’m flying free
To those who’d ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I’m flying high
Defying gravity

We are NOT all called to serve in the same form or fashion.  Some are called to go far and serve in jungles.  I’m not.  Some are called to serve on staff in churches.  I’m not.  I say I’m not, but that is only for the moment.  God can place that call on my life at any moment.

But whatever the call, let’s agree to support one another as we all LEAP to serve the Savior who rescued our very souls!

I want to hear how God is calling you to serve.  What call has He placed on your life?  Maybe you’re  in a season of raising a family and that’s the call and an honorable one.  Maybe He’s calling you to write, speak, sing, lead, rescue, or pray.

Whatever the call, I would love to hear how you are DEFYING GRAVITY.