Tusken Raider and I have talked about dancing before.
Tusken Raider, age 12: I can’t dance.
Katie: Let me tell you a secret, I can’t either. I just make it up. Try it.
The song at church in Sunday required dancing. Who really sings to God standing still? (Ok, plenty of people but not this girl).
So I turned to Tusken Raider and Clay (also age 12) beside me and wiggled creatively.
Katie: Come on, guys, dance with me!
Tusken Raider: I don’t know how to dance.
Clay: Nobody knows how to dance. They just do it.
Clay’s brilliance got a dirty look from TR but it got me thinking.
Nobody knows how to dance. They just do it.
There are so many things people don’t know how to do, they just do it.
You always figure those people with their names on the spines of books that are sitting so pretty on the shelves at Barnes and Noble know what they’re doing, right? Those bloggers who get thousands of visitors daily have this thing figured out, right?
Nope. I’ve met some, and they’re just like the rest of us: making it up as they go along.
Sure, they have great mentors, tip-givers, and helpers along the way but there’s a lot of, “Gosh, I hope this works” that goes into writing and blogging too.
People always seem hesitant to pray aloud. It’s like they don’t know how to do it. It’s like they need some magic combination of words in order for God to listen.
Of course, this isn’t true. The best way to pray is to just do it. It gets easier and more comfortable (most days).
By the end of the song, the boys and I were moving (some of us a bit and some of us a bit more). No fantastic moves. No rhythm. No big deal. We were just doing it.
What do you need to just do even though you don’t know how?
What are you looking for?