Empty My Hands
Sometimes, we just need to let go. Let go of everything. Let go of our pride, our pain, our suffering, our dreams, our successes, our failures. Why? We don’t need these things in our life. They don’t lift us up. They only tear us apart and bring us further from our Father. It’s weird. Why do we hold on to all these worldly desires when they’re so hard to hold onto in the first place. How do we let go of them?
For me, I struggle with letting go of my reputation and pride. I built up so much of myself so that people can see me as such a happy person who can do this and that and loves this and that. But, that’s not really who I am. I make mistakes when others don’t see me. I cry. I fail. I hurt. I don’t know how to be me. I mean how can I even do that when I don’t know who “me” is? You know.. it took me so long but I realized all I have to do it let go. Let go and trust God. Not only trust God, but WANT Him. I need to hunger and thirst for Him. Matthew 5:6 says: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Lord, empty my hands, fill up my heart, capture my mind with you. I want to want you. Help me let go of my pride and my pain so that I can focus on you and what you’ve done for me. Rid me of all these barriers.
I could easily go off on many tangents on this topic but I’ll save that for later heeh :) Remember our God is awesome. He will be there to catch you when you fall. He is the only one who can completely complete us.
“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” - Psalm 9:10