Grasping

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“A grasping person stirs up trouble, but trust in GOD brings a sense of well- being.”‭‭ Proverbs‬ ‭28:25‬ ‭MSG‬‬

It is exhausting to live your life grasping for security but not ever really holding on to it.

It can be triggered by envy, fear or sometimes a sense of personal failure. It is always triggered by focusing on “me, myself and I “.

It is based on the belief that you don’t have what you need or enough of what you need to be secure, so you keep grasping for it in relationships, personal accomplishments, financial security and so on.

The original Hebrew word used for “trust” in the verse above means “secure”.

You can live your life from a place of security instead of insecurity.

That security is found in the love of God.

Put down the worry and fear that is plaguing your life and lift your hands in worship.

Spend some time in the presence of Jesus. You will find more peace in worshipping God than you ever will by focusing on yourself and what you lack.

You do not need more of you (or a better you, a better relationship or more stuff) to be more secure- you need more of God.

You are His precious child. That doesn’t mean life’s journey will be easy, it means that He will supply you with what you need to live it.

You can stop trying to feel secure in who you are and embrace the reality of whose you are.

Your identity comes from Jesus, not your family or lack thereof, not from your accomplishments or shortcomings, not from your success or failures but from Him.

My prayer for you today is that you unfurl the grasping grip of insecurity and lift them up in worship to God. May you worship Him for who He is and be reminded whose you are.

Unsure but Secure

  

I am unsure what the future may bring but secure that God knows the plans He has for me. 

I am unsure what my finances may be but secure that God is my provider. 

I am unsure of what life will bring my way but secure that my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

I am unsure of how long this life may be, but secure in the eternal life I have in Christ after this one is over.

I am unsure in my own faithfulness but I am secure in God’s. 

He is my Rock.
He is my Strength.
He is my Guide.
He is my Savior.

I do not walk alone, I am not abandoned.

I am loved and cherished by the King of kings and Lord of lords.

I am only human therefore will always be unsure but because Jesus Christ is my Savior, I am forever secure in Him. 

“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭18:32‬ ‭NIV‬‬

From my heart to yours…

Grasping Hands


It is easy to slip into in living your life with grasping hands – reaching out and trying to get things but not ever really holding on to anything.

It can be triggered by envy, fear or sometimes a sense of personal failure.

It is always triggered by focusing on “me, myself and I“.

All of the above are based on the belief that you don’t have what you need or enough of what you need to be secure, so you look for more, more and more.

“A grasping person stirs up trouble, but trust in GOD brings a sense of well-being.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭28‬:‭25‬ MSG)

The original Hebrew word used for trust here means “secure”.

You can live your life from a place of security instead of insecurity.

When you live your life from an insecure place, you grasp for all of the imagined things you think you must have to be secure but all you need is God.

What are you grasping for?

Put down the worry and fear that is plaguing your life and lift your hands in worship.

You will find more peace in worshipping God than you ever will by focusing on yourself and what you lack.

You do not need more of you (or a better you, a better relationship or more stuff) to be more secure- you need more of God.

Let go of grasping and let God
show you His best way to live your life.

Love Does Not

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“Love, it does not boast,”
(1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV)

The Greek word used in this verse for boast means:

“a self display, employing rhetorical embellishments in extolling one’s self excessively”

In the world we live in today, what does this mean? With our main means of connecting with each other being Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, blogs, email, etc… how does this definition impact you?

How do you NOT feel like your boasting when you post a happy status or pic? How do you share what God is doing in your life without feeling like you are “boasting” about it?

This is the conclusion I’ve come to:

Love, it does not boast,
(1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV)

The Greek word used in this verse for boast means:

“a self display, employing rhetorical embellishments in extolling one’s self excessively”

In the world we live in today, what does this mean? With our main means of connecting with each other being Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, blogs, email, etc… how does this definition impact you?

How do you NOT feel like your boasting when you post a happy status or pic? How do you share what God is doing in your life without feeling like you are “boasting” about it?

After wrestling with this, I’ve come to this conclusion:

– Sharing something good is not boasting.

– Connecting authentically is not boasting.

– Praising God for what he is doing in your life is not boasting.

It is what it is- sharing, connecting and praising.

Boasting isn’t a wife taking a pic of the flowers her husband gave her. It is an acknowledgement of the gift and a joy being shared.

Boasting is the husband taking a pic of the flowers he gave his wife with the caption “Aren’t I the best husband?”

It is a shallow seeking of admiration and you can smell it a mile away. It reeks of insecurity and you naturally distrust it.

Love does not boast. It just doesn’t because then it wouldn’t be love.

Love rejoices, adores, praises, delights, connects and gives of itself without needing acknowledgement.

But love that is this genuine and powerful is impossible not to acknowledge by all those who receive it.

Don’t be afraid to love freely and rejoice in the love you receive. How do you know if you are “boasting”? If it is about getting an response to feed your ego, it probably is. If it is about blessing, loving, giving to someone else, it probably isn’t. If you are not sure, ask God- he will tell you the truth because he loves you to pieces.

It is what it is- sharing, connecting and praising.

Boasting isn’t a wife taking a pic of the flowers her husband gave her. It is an acknowledgement of the gift and a joy being shared.

Boasting is the husband taking a pic of the flowers he gave his wife with the caption “Aren’t I the best husband?”

It is the shallow seeking of admiration and you can smell it a mile away. It reeks of insecurity and you naturally distrust it.

Love does not boast. It just doesn’t because then it wouldn’t be love.

Love rejoices, adores, praises, delights, connects and gives of itself without needing acknowledgement.

But love that is this genuine and powerful is impossible not to acknowledge by all those who receive it.

Don’t be afraid to love freely and rejoice in the love you receive. How do you know you are “boasting”? If it is about getting an response to feed your ego, it probably is. If it is about blessing, loving, giving to someone else, it probably isn’t. If you are not sure, ask God- he will tell you the truth because he loves you to pieces.