LIFT

Lift is the force that directly opposes the weight of despair and holds you up in the air.

Lift is generated by every part of your being, your words, your heart, your soul, your physical state, your mental well-being.

Lift is the aerodynamic force that produces motion as you trust your soul to Jesus.

The power of your words can build you up or tear you and others down.

The depth of your forgiveness sets you free from internalizing other people’s opinions.

The feelings of hurt and despair are natural, but the roots of bitterness don’t have to grow. I grew up hearing a bird flies overhead, but they don’t have to make a nest in your hair.

Jesus said on the cross, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” In other words, God’s forgiveness doesn’t rest with me but in the depth of His love for me and you.

5 thoughts on “LIFT

  1. willowbentleysmama

    Amen. Well said. There was so much in this that I went back and read it a second time. And then a third. And I really thought about it. My favorite, if I had to pick one, is about being hurt and filled with despair without letting roots of bitterness grow. Very wise words indeed.
    ❤️Terri
    #10 FMF

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  2. willowbentleysmama

    I loved this! My favorite line was the hurt and despair without bitterness. Beautiful. I tried to make a comment already but I do not see my comment posted here so I am making a second comment. Let’s see if this one works..
    ❤️Terri D

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  3. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    It’s lift that lets the sparrows fly,
    it’s lift that lets the eagles soar
    and keeps the pigeons in the sky
    and makes each fighter jock a bore.
    He’s standing there in Ray-Ban shades,
    a shiny Rolex on the wrist,
    and tells you of each flight he’s made,
    “Just listen, dude, listen to THIS!”
    He maybe flies an F-16,
    or drove Thuds in Viet Nam;
    I hope that I do not seem mean,
    but seems to me the Great I Am
    gave flying powers to the birds
    that can’t be matched by human words.

    I know a lot of fighter pilots, and love ’em.

    Old joke: How do you know you’re talking to a fighter pilot?
    He’ll tell you.

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