Sitting here, watching my daughter practice at her (pre-)ballet class, I smile. I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s a class of 4 and 5 year old girls. All dressed in pink tutus + pink ballet slippers + pink leotards. And they are surrounded by mirrors. I’ll just pause while you imagine the adorable-ness I get to enjoy every week.
Watching these girls practice also makes me wonder. I know, pre-ballet class is very deep, but stay with me here. I wonder, what would our lives look like if we shimmied and danced our hearts out. Sashayed without thought or care. Just danced.
Oh, and dance with pure joy. The joy these girls have, dressed head to toe in pink. If we danced, with pure joy. What would happen? What would our life look like? Even better, what would the world look like?
Except, I’m not talking about dance here. I know, it’s a shock. But what if we lived our lives with dedication and purpose? And what if we did all that with pure joy?
I sit here and think it’s idealist thinking. Right? It would be amazing, blessing to be certain, if we could live our life with dedication and purpose. It’s what some search for all their lives. It’s why people desire fresh starts. Purpose.
But instead of fresh starts, instead of searching. Let’s all stop. And let’s decide to live the life we were made for. Let’s start reading the Bible, the true word of God. Let’s start praying, with intention. Not asking or seeking for blessing, but instead to get to know God. Who He is and who He isn’t. Let’s decide to go deeper. Let’s live with dedication to the One. Let’s decide that if we are going to do this thing, we should do it fully.
And maybe even dressed head to toe in pink.
Let’s cling to the JOY we find in Him. Let’s cling to the WISDOM we find in Him. Let’s cling to the STRENGTH we find in Him. Let’s cling to the REST we find in Him. What would it look like if we lived, dedicated to our purpose? Doing it all with pure joy. And maybe even a little pink.