I am a heart girl, not a theology girl.
There are a lot interpretations about Jesus going into the temple and overturning the tables of the money collectors. (Matthew 21:12)
I am struck by that image. Overturning tables was a passionate response. I have been reading through Beth Moore’s journal for her book So Long, Insecurity. A part in one prayer reads- Overturn every single thing the enemy meant for evil into something good.
A little story: I am not made for social media. These little boxes keep coming up trying to entice me to do something that would allow me to see who has ‘unfriended’, ‘untwittered’, ‘unpinned’ me. Why can’t we just all be friends? Talk about insecure, I sit here pouring out my heart and up pops ‘three people have un-friended you.’ I want to type back to this robot thing, ‘something not suitable for me to say.’
This little story is my humorous attempt at conveying that the world can be unkind. I think we all know that pain in different layers and in different ways.
So take your worries, your insecurities, your fears, unkindness that you have felt, heartbreaking moments and lay them on the table.
Letting go hurts, its a sacrifice. Sometimes we cling to these things because they feel safe and comfortable.
Imagine overturning the table and watching what you laid there knocked over to fade away into nothing.
Like a pile of leaves burning to nothing.
Attached to heavy weight and sent to the depths of the sea.
Ripped to pieces so small they are not discernible.
Painted over in a mess of vibrant colors.
Simply, let go into God’s bigger hands.
This week overturn the unkind things that are stuck on repeat in your mind.
Replace them with the things that bring you into the proximity of renewal.
You are strong enough.