it’s not about…

…having it altogether ~ but coming undone
…having everything ~ but giving everything away
…doing it all ~ but laying it down
…being perfect ~ but being loved perfectly by Him
…searching after the prize ~ but realizing the goal is right in front of me
…focusing on all the deficits of my life ~ but looking at all the blessings
…constantly looking and searching ~ but realizing I’ve already been found

I can hold tightly to my lists ~ my burdens
I can hold tightly to my wants ~ those earthly things I am striving too hard for
and gain nothing but sorrow and weariness
or
I can raise my arms
unclench my hands
let it all go in thankfulness and praise
and feel the blessings and peace rain down.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
~ Matthew 11:28-30

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