Ties to the past…

Are the ties that bind.

Especially when it’s over.  And long past time to move on.

 

But you don’t want to!

Unwilling to relinquish your heart to the One who loves you best of all…

Tangle of memories torment.  Coil tightly, constricting.

Bitter waters spray, cursing the one you thought was meant for you.

Only not.

Clouded over, your brighter tomorrows seem gloomy.

Until you open up to seeing with His eyes…

Clear as glass, trusting.

“Not yet,” says selfish Self. One more pound of flesh to extract…

But beyond the veil, He waits. Wonderful plans gathering dust.

And your dreams-come-true, maybe won’t.

Lost in the land of stuck. Quick sand of the heart. Sinking, deeper.

Hurting only yourself…

Yet He has so much more for you.  So much better.

Try to see Truth. Bringing a lasting love.

Joy like no other, pure and God given.

So much better for the waiting. Than for all the grasping in wrong places.

Make believe love, never truly real…

Not Velveteen real.

Not Jesus real.

Nearly maybe, but that doesn’t count. Filling the black hole of the heart for awhile, and it seemed like your fur was getting rubbed off as you longed to become real…

But it was only shadows…

So stiff necked, you wander, thirsty. A journey of 11 days could last 40 years!

Wasted moments that never come back…

Release your grip! And let Him have His way…

Let Him be your One and Only, until your heart is all healed.

And you are strong to stand, holding His hand alone.

And you drip with Grace, flowing like a mountain stream from on high.

Your little light will shine brighter still.

And when real and ready, the one who is meant to be, may very well be …

~sheila

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