In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition
I’m not the best when it comes to flying kites.
The whole process of running and releasing a kite up into the air behind me? It’s just a bit beyond me. I want to look ahead of me and make certain I don’t run into something, or that I don’t trip and fall. At the same time, I want to look back over my shoulder and see if my efforts are successful. Has the kite taken flight?
But I do understand you can only fly a kite on windy days. Calm days? Leave the kite in the garage, right? When conditions are right for kite flying, i.e. it’s windy, there’s a certain amount of time when the wind and the kite are in opposition. The kite and the wind fight against one another so the kite struggles to become airborne. And then, in an instant, the wind lifts the kite up, higher and higher. It’s as if the kite and the wind are in agreement with one another.
How often do we pray for easy days? No opposition to our goals? Our dreams? Maybe we should pray to be more like kites. To realize the things or the people opposing us can ultimately push us higher and farther than we ever imagined. if we keep trying — if we lean into the “wind” of disapproval or resistance or struggle — we can soar past whatever is holding us back.
In Your Words: When has opposition helped you rise and achieve your goals?
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