originally published January 2009, on a previous blog
I love watching a young child learning how to walk. I love the way they wrap their tiny fingers around the large fingers of their parents. It would seem, at first, that the child has the tightest grip; but any parent knows that it is the parent who grips tighter, to keep their child safe.
In your grasp
What are you holding on to?
I’m not referring to the remote control or computer mouse in your hand, although they may have something to do with it.
What ideas, thoughts and memories do you carry around with you so tightly that they have begun to embed themselves into your skin?
Maybe it is the memory of a loved one. Perhaps it is the hateful last words that you spoke to a friend, on constant replay in your mind. Do worries and fears shadow your every thought?
In my grasp
I admit: I have a death-grip on my worries about money. I can barely remember a time in my life that the sickening fear of poverty has not been with me.
I have found, though, that my money fears have not made me richer. Worrying has not balanced my checkbook or wrote out a budget. Pacing floors has never put a single penny into my pocket. It does not matter how tightly I hold on to my money fears; the fears are not helping me get by.
Giving up our grasp
So, let go.
No, you won’t fall. No, the world will not discontinue its’ revolving.
Like the wee child holding onto his parent, we will not fall when we let go of our grasp. We have a wise Father that holds onto us.
“My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father’s hand.”
~ John 10:29
If we have surrendered our lives to The LORD JESUS CHRIST, then we are in HIS grasp.
If you have not surrendered your life to The LORD JESUS CHRIST, then what is stopping you?? What good has the things you are clinging so tightly to really doing?