What Is My Security Blanket?
Harley and I flew again this week and as I did my usual preparations for the flight, I watched Harley crawl into the safety of her crate with her blanket. “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4. Something about watching her at the airport and on the plane in the safety of her “special place” sent me to thinking about my own security blankets. Security blankets can be a great thing to have, but sometimes I feel I can’t let go of my blankets. I am going to bet we all have some. You know those things or “that thing” you just can’t let go of in life. You think it is your safety net and what you need to keep your life complete. But then you sit around and dream all those big dreams, so at moments like this I ask myself why am I not living some of those dreams. Why don’t I trust that if God is putting the dream in my heart that maybe he just might open the doors and pave the path for those dreams. Why am I holding on so tight to my security blankets? Obviously, I am longing to feel secure but finding that security in the wrong places, when the only place I need to look is in His Word and to His Son. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.
What Should Be My Security Blanket?
I know that my humanness has me holding on so tight to what I know, to what is easy, yet my heart is willing to dream and walk with God. “My humanness” makes things messy while God makes them simple. The only real security blanket I need has already been provided to me. ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. God gave me His Son. He sacrificed him to protect me from myself. He promises he has me secure, so that I can let go of my security blankets and dream, and live, and service him even more. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45.
Closing Verse: “But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:7.
Challenge: Let go of your security blankets and serve the Lord.