Friday, March 02, 2012

Aching for the Wrong Things [FMF]

It's Five Minute Friday.  Today's topic- Ache

The ache in her heart is strong and real.
She longs for something more, something she just can't seem to reach, no matter how high on her tiptoes she stands.
Her hands far above her head, she stretches tall.
But she finds that in all her trying, the ache remains.

Aching for more, for perfection.
Seeking protection in the doing, the checking the boxes, the performing.

If only she could make the ache go away.
She knows her ache should be for Jesus alone, in His grace, but her sinful nature shouts loud.
To surrender is to give up control, and she knows this will pain her deeply.

This change that He demands.
The giving up of self so that He can fill the ache.
It's all worth it though, right?

Empty my hands, fill up my heart, capture my mind with You.-  (Tenth Avenue North)


Nikki said...

"The giving up of self so that He can fill the ache.It's all worth it though, right? "
Oh, girl. . .How many times does this thought go through my head. I know the answer, and yet I still try to find another way around the ache.
always love the words you shed on Fridays...hugs to you! (have a great weekend!)

Tara_pohlkottepress said...

yes...if we could only will it away.  I've felt this too.

Sarah@ Speaking of Truth said...

Yes it is. It is ALLLL worth it!! Love!

Jessie Gunderson said...

Checking those boxes is a tricky one isn't it. Sigh!

Love your 5min!

Jess at


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