As the holiday season approaches, God’s reminding me to hold things loosely.  What does that mean? Looking at the time and energy we put into things of this world – things having no eternal value, yet are part of our lives. Time spent on responsibilities, things we enjoy and things we deem useless.

Hold these things loosely.

It might be your job, your home, or hobbies. Your hopes and dreams for yourself or your children.

Hold them loosely.

It may be our children, our friends, our parents. Decisions made by others we don’t think is best

Hold it loosely.

Hold it loosely so if it’s blown away, snatched up, dropped or given away, there is peace in letting go. Not grasping or clenching so tight the natural order can’t take it’s course, not desperate to hold on to what may not be ours to begin with if we believe everything belongs to the Lord.

Hold on loosely
Trusting the Giver
more than loving the gift.

Trusting Him to place something in your hand
much greater than what He took.

Leaving your hand open for the opportunity.

Lord, Jesus, place in our hands that which You desire
and that alone.

 

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