MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️: God says: “If you’re willing to lose your life, you’ll find it.”
The world says: hold on to it as hard as you can!
I mean…who the heck wants to lose their life??! That sounds awful. We want HOLD ON to it for dear life. We want what WE want. What WE dream of. What WE deserve. The pathway WE choose. The house WE want. The place WE want to live. The career WE love. The identity WE find wrapped up in all of the things WE chose. Lose that!?? No way.
Yup. Lose it. Be willing. It’s only through truly surrendering my life did I begin to truly find it.
Great Word. As of late, it’s an intentional daily awareness to submit to the I AM. Submitting to His will, even when I am being challenged by the lack of integrity and human reasoning on all fronts hasn’t been my default. The favor of our perfect Father isn’t tied to the things of this natural realm, although it can certainly manifest in the here and now. But where I find His favor, is in the imparting of His pure, incorruptible and eternal love when I let go of what I think I am due this side of heaven. It’s a decluttering and purging of the things that only edify my flesh but have no eternal value. I don’t know, maybe it’s my age, or maybe it’s a greater longing in my heart, or both, but I find myself weary of holding on to the meaninglessness of life, and I thank Him for showing me the difference.