falling is flying.
I believe that when we’re true to who we are, what the world may define as “falling” is considered flying in God’s eyes. Embracing becoming who God made us to be is an adventure of trusting Him to be who He says He is–a Father who loves us, sees our potential & wants the best for us.
Romans 8:15-17 says, “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’ God’s Spirit touches our spirits & confirms who we really are. We know who He is, & we know who we are: Father & children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us–an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with Him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with Him!”
According to the world’s standards, how Jesus lived His life on earth was ultimately a failure because it ended in a brutal crucifixion. But that “failure” is really what is giving me life! That “failure” is daily pumping fresh hope & grace into my entire being. That “failure” is what set me free from the bondage of sin & an eternity in hell.
In the world’s eyes, Jesus fell. But really, He flew. That’s how I want to live my life. I may not be a success according to the dictionary, but if at the end of the day I can stand before Jesus & say I remained true to the woman He has created me to be, then I know I haven’t failed or fallen…I’ve only begun to fly.
Today, be you. Unapologetically, be the person God made you to be. There is no failure in that. Only soaring high above the clouds!
Author: Emily B. Cummins
Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.