Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm holding onto...

5 minutes of unedited writing on the topic: hold

Starts NOW:

I like to hold on to things.  If I'm not careful, I could become quite a pack rat. However right now I'm thinking more of the internal things I hold on to.  And if I were to take the time to think, I wonder how much of a pack rat I am. 

I like to hold on to what I feel will give me power.  Bitterness. Pride. Anger. Those are only a few of my areas.  Yup, MY areas. I'm gettin' real over here. 

So what happens when I hold onto these - let's just call it what it is - sins? What happens in my heart? What comes out of my mouth?  How do I see the world? What are my hands doing? 

Nothing postive, I'll tell you that much. 

I'm not alone in holding onto these things.  We all do it to some degree, am I right?  Or am I puffing smoke?  (too much caffeine this morning I think) It's frustrating to me when I give in to satan's lies of power. What do I really want with power anyways? What am I going to do with it?  Nothing positive, that's for sure. 

There is a reason God has the ultimate power.  It's interesting to me that the same sinful desires of Adam and Eve are still so extremely relevant today.  In my own life.  And probably in other people's lives as well. 

That 5 minutes flew by fast!  I feel like it's messy but oh well.  Life is messy.  We are messy. That's part of the fun, right?


  1. You are is messy! I hold on to things too. Sometimes even when it causes me so much pain. And without a doubt I hold on to too many material things

  2. Good points! Thankful that God is stronger than any kind of hold the enemy seeks to put on us.
    -Erin | It All Matters Mom

  3. Yep we all hold onto things that we could easily just give away to the Lord at the cross. Love the realness of your post. #FMF

  4. Great post!!! I'm grateful because when I feel these kind if feelings I know what to do or to whom I have to call, all is about pray!!! And the feeling go way

    1. For me, the feelings don't always go away. It can be quite a persistent challenge to overcome.

  5. kinda shows us why of all the trees in the garden, it was the Tree of Knowledge that He forbid to eat from. because He KNEW our natures. And we are still doing it -- you are absolutely correct. But luckily, Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness are His unchanging ways.


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