Am I doing it right?
I’m not sure.
Let God blow His wind, His trials, oxygen for joy’s fire.
Leave the hand open and be.
– Ann Voskamp
I’m not even sure I have to do it right.
Keep an open hand.
It’s best if I do. But if I don’t?
Whether I successfully keep my hands open or occasionally close them into tight little fists, God still loves to give, still gives to love, and is still mightier than any obstacle I can place in his way.
“Be at peace. Bend the knee and be small and let God give what God chooses to give because He only gives love and whisper surprised thanks.”
I want to accept what he wants to give. He gives good. This I know.
This I see.
So I leave the hand open.
I bend the knee and thank.
I simply be.
I want to. He knows. That’s enough.
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Is it hard for you to live with an open hand instead of a clenched fist? Please share in the comments.
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