to loosen our grip

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why do we feel the need to be everything to everyone? like if we fail in one area, we’ve failed completely
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why are we obsessed with “done” and not the quality of how we do it? like there isn’t another list after we cross it all off
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why do we feel like we owe it to anyone to be attractive? like it’s our ticket to being a human to look good
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while this world runs on action, command, to-do lists and deadlines, cars honking, the tap tap tapping on a phone screen, instant, right then and now — 
stop. breathe. the earth would not fall off it’s axis if you didn’t do that thing right now. .
We are not the ones that hold everything together. Our marriages, our school, our work, our friendships, etc.

If we don’t keep every plate spinning 100% of the time, everything we love and cherish won’t come apart at the seams.

If we’re not at the 100% full effect of our best all of the time, that is okay. You will live. The world will continue around you.
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Because we don’t control anything.
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We grasp at everything around us to hold on — our relationships, our bodies, our success — but the control we have there is entirely an illusion.
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I’m not saying our actions don’t matter, but I am saying that God isn’t so small that something we mess up on could ruin His plan.
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Take the anxiety of “doing” and “being” enough and abide and rest in the sovereignty of the One who created you today. He is constant and faithful and this is His world.
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If we mess up, if we don’t get it right, the world will not collapse. Take the weight that Jesus already took on off of your shoulders today, friends. It’s not a weight for you to bear.
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Let’s look at the day before us, and loosen our grasp.

[adapted from SRT Bible]