My daughter loves to fly high on the rides at the fair. But it's not just the rides, it's anything that scares mommy. Her daddy lets her engage in these daredevil stunts. Whether it is jumping off the 12 foot diving board or swinging 100 ft in the air, my heart just can't take it. With closed eyes and bated breath, I pray. "Lord, keep my baby safe and place her feet back on solid ground."
There are risks involved, for sure, when you want to soar. However, when I take my mommy eyes off of the risks, I notice the physics of what's really going on. The up-and-down motion provides the momentum for flying high. Did you get that?
The up-and-down motion provides the momentum for flying high.
Think back to when you learned how to swing. A big kid or parent probably showed you how to pump your legs down in order to gain momentum and propel yourself through the air.
Down. . . Up.
Down. . . Up.
The more aggressive you were in the down stroke, the higher you flew in the upswing. Kids in my neighborhood always tried to swing into the trees or jump out of the swing and fly across the park. Even then there was a lesson to be learned.
Momentum comes from downward motion.
Acceleration happens after deceleration.
The valley precedes the mountain top.
When we are in a so-called depressed or downtrodden state, the devil wants us to focus on the fact that we are down. It's easy to get sucked into a pity party and blame others for our circumstances. But, for a faith-filled, spirit-led child of God like yourself, down doesn't mean defeated. In the Kingdom, "down" simply means you've taken a momentary "dip" to gain momentum for your rise. Ha! Who would have thought?
Dip, sister dip!!!!!
Clearly, Satan had no idea what he was doing when he thought he killed Jesus. The man proclaiming to be the Son of God was supposed to be down. . . defeated. . . dead. What Satan didn't know about Jesus, and what he doesn't know about us is that we can be "persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed" (2 Cor 4:9). Down doesn't mean I'm out; it means I've taken a momentary dip to gain the power I need to come out stronger than before. Isn't that what Jesus did?
According to 1 Peter 3: 18 - 20, Jesus took a "dip" when he was put to death in the body and went and preached to the spirits in prison who had been disobedient. The grave was supposed to be the end to him. Yet. . . after a 3-day dip (just imagine the momentum), he rose with all power in his hands.
Do you see what a dip can do for you as a Believer. . . a disciple. . . a fierce woman of faith?
When you go through dips --and believe me you will since you have decided to grow fierce into a woman of purpose and influence --remember the potential and the power available to you in that season. Go ahead and get your dip on, because after 3 minutes, 3 days, or 30 days --however long it takes you to remember the promise of God on your life, it will be time to come out SOARING.
In the high-flying name of Jesus the Christ, I declare and decree this new way of thinking over your life. Amen and Amen.