Hanging Onto My Skinny Jeans.

Posted by Lori Wilhite

photoI’m hanging onto my skinny jeans.

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 …

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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 tightlywith a white-knuckled, iron-fisted, death gripto hopejoy, 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?

12 thoughts on “Hanging Onto My Skinny Jeans.

  1. Liz

    I so relate! I am hanging onto my skinny jeans for dear life too, and letting Jillian yell at me! Love this Lori and love you!

  2. Angela

    Let go of the skinny jeans (the things we try to squeeze into and hurt us)

    Grab the sweats (the Word of the Lord that brings of comfort!) 😉

  3. Danielle Newsome

    I’m hanging on to my hope for the future and releasing my worry… As if I am in control. How God must chuckle at me sometimes, much as I laugh at my kids when they think I don’t know what’s going on in their heads. 🙂

  4. Tiffany Cooper

    Well, you have my mind spinning as I think about what I need to hold more tightly too. There are many things. It feels generic to say this but I need to hold more tightly to alone time with God. I’m a better version of myself when I’m spending time with God but I left other things crowd or rush that time…especially during my kids summer break.
    Thanks for this great post!

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