The direction my life is going leads me to the word simplify. My family has been filling trash bags to donate. We are buying less. We are filling our time with more important endeavors and less trivial ones. Once that ball gets rolling, perspective has more room to come in.
All of this has made me picture an open hand. I try to live my life with my hands open so I don’t get attached to stuff. I am not meant to hold onto things, but to Jesus. Even the people in my life aren’t permanent. The only everlasting one is God. I want to live like I believe this.
Let go of fear that holds me back.
Let go of shame that chokes me.
Let go of what the world says I should have.
Let them go through my fingers.
The open hand is cupped. I want to only catch what God puts in there: His blessings. Right now I have plenty of stuff that only provides a moment of pleasure. What I desire is to release what I do not need so God can fill me up with His gifts. The things I never want to lose can only come from God.
Peace is wrapped around me.
Grace is poured out on me.
Love is holding my hand.
Joy puts a song in my heart.
Strength lifts me up.
Hope keeps me going.
These are what I want my life to be built on, because these are the only things that can never be taken from me. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and be accused of storing up the wrong things.
The posture of this open cupped hand is humility. It is brokenness. It is praise. It say “Jesus you are enough for me. Nothing this world can offer compares to You.” When we truly say this and mean it, God can use us for His glory.
Try it. Open up that hand and praise God for whatever He puts in it.
Today is finally the day to reveal that my story is featured on God-Sized Dreams. Go over and read it here!
linking to Holley Gerth.