BY DAVID NIX - ANCHOR CHURCH
What are you holding onto that you should?
On our honeymoon, a dragonfly landed on the wiper blades when I was stopped at a state park. I started to drive, and it just stayed there. I drove faster, and it hung on tighter. I slowed down the dragonfly stayed. It crawled to what it thought may be a better place to hang on. I tried everything I could do except get out and pull it off, and through it all it just stayed there on the wiper as the wind buffeted it around. The dragonfly hung on to the wiper until it died. All the dragonfly had to do was just to let go and it would have been safe, yet no matter what happened it hung on tight.
As I watched the dragonfly I realized it could represent me. Am I hanging onto something that is not good for me? Is God giving me tribulations (winds) to help me to let go and move to a safer place? Do I have to let go of something that is not healthy for my relationship with the Lord? Am I holding onto something that can cause me to die? Am I holding onto something that, if I just let go, I can live a better life in the Lord?
I just had to ask myself what am I holding on to that I should just let go of to grow and become strong in the Lord. What are you holding onto that may cause you to die? What do you need to let go of to live a better life in the Lord? We just need to let go of things that do not glorify the Lord and keep what does.
Then the next thing I thought of while watching the dragonfly is I need to hold onto Christ when the world is against me and the tribulations come. I am to hold on to Christ even when all else fails. It reminds me of Joshua 23:8-11:
8 But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.
9 For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.