It’s Friday once again and we are linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. This is where we are each given the same word prompt and we write for 5 minutes. No over-thinking, editing or working too hard, it’s just a chance to write together. Come join us here. Our word prompt for this week is: HOLD
Unpacking the autumn decorations, all the plastic pumpkins are in my arms. I’ve already jammed the smaller ones inside the larger ones to conserve space…that way I can hold more.
I fumble around placing the smaller ones in-between the crevices of space left in my arms.
I drop a few and bend down to pick them up again, but in my pausing and bending, more fall out and soon I’m just in a hot mess.
I’m holding too many things.
I can’t physically carry all that I’m holding onto, but I keep trying only to drop more.
With my arms piled high and full to capacity there is no room for more…more of Him and more of what He wants, desires and has planned for good.
I carry needlessly. I carry things not meant for this time or occasion. How easily I empty my arms only to fill them again with things I pick up along the way.
That’s where I fumble and become weary… it’s in that “holding too much” place.
And when I’m holding too many of my own things, my own agenda, and those things I pick up because I feel it’s expected of me… that ‘s when I can’t hold the things He has for me. No room for Him.
No room for the things I should carry….those things He has created for my fit…created for my arms to carry.
And until I let go of my own hold, my arms are too full to hold what He has for me.
It’s when I delegate all those pumpkins into a large basket and let the basket hold them that my fumbling and juggling stops and the yoke is easy.
His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Lord, may I continually trust you with my holdings. Placing all into Your care and holding only what you have designed for me.