Reflections: No Going Back – You’re Born to Bound
My all-time favourite Pixar Short Film is called Boundin’. When I first saw it, I couldn’t stop laughing at the ‘high praising’ Irish dancing lamb. I related so much to the story; at times I’m up and at times I’m down but I’m built ‘to be surefooted as a deer and to tread upon the heights. Habakkuk is reminding his audience of the images that they saw every day. They watched the deer on the mountains, and the deer weren’t panicked, freaking out at the height like they didn’t belong up there. No, they knew they were built to live up there. It’s about your thinking. Because God is your strength, you can bound on the heights. Habakkuk says, ‘He makes me surefooted’: God is your security and he has built you for the mountains, go tread upon the heights today!
Questions: How does this verse give you courage to step out of your mess and forward to ‘tread upon the heights’ of life?
Prayers: Thank you, Lord, that you are my strength and you have created me to be surefooted and able to tread upon the heights. Give me the assurance today that I don’t belong in the mess; it’s time for me to go bounding across the mountains.