I got a new book tonight..I love getting new books! This one however, I simply picked up off the shelf-read the title and purchased it, not knowing much about it. The title-The Divine Dance-caught my eye. I used to be a ballerina and still harbor a dream of someday getting back into it. I started reading, and got to the introduction. I normally don’t even read the introductions, but I did..and I had to put the book down because I was so convicted. The author talked about how so often we perform for others, and forget the one we are truly performing for. We put on masks and different identities to try and please the audiences we’re supposedly performing for. What we forget is that there is One who has never left..He has sat through all our performances. But He likes us best when we aren’t performing. He likes us when we are broken before Him, and truly worshipping him. I put the book down and pondered it for a bit. I realized how often I perform for the people in my life..trying to get them to pick me and to like me. But so often I forget the real person I am supposed to be performing for. My heavenly father..who loves me and thinks I’m special no matter what. I’m thankful for that and thankful that even when it seems like everyone has has rejected my performance..God still loves me and still thinks I’m special.