Friday, September 28

5 Minute Friday...Grasp

Five Minute Friday




GRASP...

I send expectations out into the world, into the air, into a place where they sometimes just seem to float away like the fluffy white dandelion seeds at the end of their season...blown to make a wish and then nothing left...

I grasp for successes...small ones, but successes nonetheless...

And to meet my own expectations...to keep moving, to keep up, to have a cleaner house and play more games with my children despite the feeling of tired, to engage with more people and make more calls to friends, to write more blog posts or find a way to just write more...of something...

Grasping seems like a hamster wheel of striving, moving and trying that keeps moving and never ending...

And then I realize it is when I let go of the grasping that I receive what I really need...When I loosen the grip, lighten the expectations, look up to the Maker of the Heavens who promises to guide my steps...no grasping necessary...it is then that I begin to feel peace.

It's an "ah-ha" moment when I realize that I have "grasped" what my Heavenly Father has been asking me to understand all along...that I need not strive to reach for all the things the world tells me are necessary, I simply need to strive to follow his gentle prodding...

Prodding that is hard to hear when I'm making noise doing everything else...




(This post is part 5-Minute Friday and fun link up and chance to write for just 5 minutes about a new topic each week with many other lovely folks! Check it out at  http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/)

5 comments:

  1. "No grasping necessary"...should be stamped on our foreheads, I think. To let go and let God instead of trying so hard to do it ourselves! You're certainly not alone in that struggle. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. beautiful. I needed to read this tonight. Thank you!

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