Today’s word is “Don’t grasp too tightly”.
The Lord showed me a picture of a little girl trying to grab a dandelion puff unsuccessfully. Every time she grabbed the puff tightly, she would open her hand and there would be nothing there. I then saw a dandelion puff blown off the flower in the slightest whisper of a breeze.
I heard the Lord say “Don’t grasp things too tightly, hold all things loosely. Trying to hold on to things that do not matter in My Kingdom is like gripping the wind. You must judge all things you desire to hold tightly to in the light of My Presence and its worthiness in My Kingdom. I AM here to help you choose; ask Me.”
Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Too often we strive to maintain the hold and grip we have on various things – people, situations, places, jobs, ministries, etc. – the list could go on and on, and we fail to realize God wants to keep us in motion-moving forward, going from glory to glory and strength to strength. When we stay rooted in what we hold tight to, we are very difficult to move. It is in this position where we can become complacent, apathetic, judgmental, and weary. We forget to ask ourselves and God the ever important questions: Is what I’m doing now, or what I’m holding on to, really going to matter in X number of years? Is it moving me forward, or am I stuck because I’m comfortable? Am I really comfortable, or am I simply holding on because I am afraid to move forward?
I’m also reminded of the “plateau” in the exercise realm. God has many plateaus for us, and He desires us to move from one to the other without getting stuck. In fitness, one hits a “plateau” when exercises no longer have the desired result. Our spiritual fitness can also hit a “plateau” when we grasp too tightly to what God wants us to move on from. Anything we hold tight to can be a “treasure” in the sense of the Scripture, and when we ignore the Holy Spirit’s urging to move forward, we can bring about the destruction by moth and rust of these treasures. Treasure, in the spiritual realm, is meant to be joyfully shared. When we refuse to let go and share, we do ourselves a grave injustice and we risk having all we “treasure” ripped right out of our hand.
Don’t grasp things too tightly, hold all things loosely; God wants us to share what He’s given us in order to keep us in motion.