Hanging Onto My Skinny Jeans.
Posted by Lori Wilhite
By “hanging on” I mean I have a white-knuckled, iron-fisted, death grip on those jeans.
And by “skinny jeans” I am not referring to the fashion piece … I’m talking about my I-need-to-lose-ten-pounds-before-I-can-fit-in-them-again skinny jeans. Know what I mean?!
I’ve considered donating them to some skinnier person’s closet. I’ve thought about ripping into them for some sort of Pinterest project. But I won’t let them go. I continue to allow them to gather a thick layer of dust while hanging in my closet.
I would be admitting defeat. Giving up even though I’m letting Jillian Michaels yell at me every morning. And … I don’t want to give up. I want to squeeze my body back in those jeans.
So, I hang on.
I wish that I held on to more things in my life with that kind of tenacity.
But, I hear ugly gossip going around about my family, and I let go of my joy.
Criticism starts to flow our direction, and I loosen my grip on peace.
Expectations rise … loneliness chokes … anxiety appears …
And I release confidence … security … my sense of purpose …
Hebrews 10:23 says: Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.
Let us hold tightly – with a white-knuckled, iron-fisted, death grip – to hope – joy, peace, confidence, security, sense of purspose – because God can be trusted to keep His promises.
Together, let’s tighten our grasp, hang on, and cling to the hope of Jesus.
What is one thing you need to hold more tightly to today?