Your Attachments Define You!

“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”
                                           –       Psalm 63:8

As I cling to God, he faithfully upholds me!  What an amazing provision.  God upholds my life.  Now I do have a part to play for this to functionally be a reality, and it is to be careful and intentional with regard to what I cling to.  And the most significant way one clings to things is that which is held onto from deep within.  What our soul is attached to has a profound way of defining us.  Some become clingy with people, which can be characterized by control or co-dependency.  Some become unhealthily attached to material possessions.  The bible calls that idolatry.  Others may strive for some position or title, letting go of all else.  Such are the deceived, lonely and unfulfilled.  I want my deepest being to be attached to God alone so that his presence in my life is what defines me…what explains me.  May I not be explainable apart from the fact that God’s right hand upholds me!

 Please search me O God and try my anxious thoughts.  See if there be any unholy attachments in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.

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About Bill Randall

Director of Pioneering Initiatives with Novo Mission Inc.
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3 Responses to Your Attachments Define You!

  1. Karen Anliker says:

    This was good to read, and (for me) similar to something I wrote in my “Notes” on FB today. If you get the time, I hope you will read it. It’s titled “What I’ve learned in my 61 years” . I too want God’s presence in my life to be all and only what defines me.


  2. Don Ostendorf says:

    Yesterday at our men’s breakfast/bible study, Dan brought in a bunch of place mats for the cafe we eat at. He commented that all of his mom’s stuff was now gone, all of her life. That brought about a good discussion of how our life should be more than the some total of our stuff. I pray that when I die, people will reflect on how I was an influence in peoples lives. Jesus said in John 17. Father I have finished the work you gave me to do. I pray that I could say that on my death bed.


  3. danielle says:

    Hi Bill, this is Danielle – I met you at immerse on Tuesday night. Thank you for your inspirational lesson, it is exactly what I need to hear from God in that moment. He’s awesome like that :). Thank you also for your advice and prayers. My blog is if you ever have time to stop by that would be great! It was nice to meet you!


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