Friday, September 28, 2012

What are you grasping?

Five Minute Friday: Grasp


What are you grasping for? Grasping at? Digging your claws deep into so you don't slip and fall? The slope of life is muddy and this world doesn't offer much substance to satisfy or sustain.
I speak from experience. 

My heart has grasped for significance, acceptance, and understanding. And I never found it in men, money, college degrees or my job. Even my hubby and children can't fix that and I have been guilty of putting that pressure on them in the past.

Now, my heart daily tries grasping for meaning and purpose to be found only in God. I find it when I I obey Him. I find it when I serve others with love. When I pray for others. Simply put... when I seek him, ponder his works, his wonders and when I dwell in his word and presence I find what my whole self seeks: purpose and hope.

Yet, I still have moments when chocolate or a good cup of java feels like a temporary grasp of goodness. Temporary...unlike God who is everlasting and in where my identity rests.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  Matthew 6:21 NIV

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  1. Girl, I can so relate. I spent many years grasping for the wrong things. Grasping for HIm is all that truly satisfies. Great post!

  2. Oh, how i can relate to your transparency. Thank you for being "raw". Your words blessed my day

  3. Sis, I too have attempted to find it in the bottom of a good cup of coffee. :) Thank you for sharing your 5 Minute Friday. I enjoyed your post.

  4. Grasping for meaning only found in God - good words. I too, struggle with grasping for meaning, for purpose, for love - as you say, my treasure should be in Him alone. Thank you.

  5. I enjoy reading your posts. I found you through SITS Girls. I can't wait ot visit again soon. :)

  6. This is lovely Dionne and so powerful. Grasping for significance in everything but finding it in God. I too grasp the temporary of chocolate cake and mint tea it was today :-).

  7. Coffee. I had some GOOD coffee today. And gluten free goodies. And a bag of potato chips.

    But you are SO right in the grasping. Oh, so right on.

    The significance in the things of this world is temporary, and not fulfilling. But so so so hard to keep on keeping on sometimes...when we are grasping as to not drown.

    May you be filled with the eternal.

    #fmf friend


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