Wednesday, October 10, 2007

the disillusioned wannabe

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1:23-24

i love watching the auditions to "so you think you can dance". they really get all types, from the truly dedicated and talented to completely disillusioned wannabes. i've noticed that the best dancers are the most humble. they are so grateful for any critique and are sincerely honored when they are chosen. often, the really bad dancers are astonished and defensive when they are told that they don't measure up. it's like they have never taken a good look at themselves or believed any honest feedback.

possessing a teachable and humble heart is the key to spiritual and personal growth. a person with a teachable heart longs to change and knows that he or she will not find the means to do so within themselves. direction and feedback are necessary ingredients. however, unless we are willing to receive the feedback and put it into action we will remain a disillusioned wannabe.

3 comments:

Livingsword said...

Hi R;

I am not a viewer of “dance” but in the past I was a viewer of “idol” and it sounds very similar in the way you described the contestants in “dance”.

The people that think they have talent (and have big heads) but really have no talent are often very scary.

When you get next to a master dancer or singer you hope you would be humbled, much as we should be when we are looking at ourselves in light of the Master. As you said it is the only way to learn…

Max said...

Hi Ruth,

I'm afraid I don't watch this type of TV show :(...so I am not able to comment!

However I am rather interested in reading how you would organise a dinner party; you have been tagged:

http://maxcouti.blogspot.com/2007/10/imaginary-dinner-party.html

Cheers

Rachel said...

Ruth, you are a woman after my own heart! I saw on your profile that you are a fellow U2 lover which elevates you substantially, AND you watch "so you think you can dance"! I will definitely be reading regularly!!! :-)

Seriously, I really like what you have to say and can see so much truth in your words. I'd like to put a link to your blog from mine if that's ok; what you have to say is worth pointing out to others!
Rachel.