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Friday, July 8, 2011

Hang in there vs. Hang on...

I've heard many words of encouragement in the past 6 months.  All words have been treasured, I assure you!  Some I know were said because they didn't know what to say - and that is perfectly understandable.

However, recently I thought about an encouragement "cliche" that we've probably all used a million times - I know I have - and that's "Hang in there!"

I recently heard this song and heard these very words in scripture and have come to a decision...

I'm going to change my vocabulary - basically it's only a prepositional change...

I'm going to do my best to not say "Hang in there" and start saying, "Hang on".

Check this out....

Proverbs 3:21 (NLT)
My child, don't lose sight of 
common sense and discernment.  
Hang on to them.


Matthew 16:25 (NLT)
If you try to hang on to your life, 
you will lose it.
But if you give up your life for my sake, 
you will save it.

Then I heard this song... and soon realized that "Hang in there" was somewhat empty - but "Hang on" to the Lord, to His Word truly had depth and meaning.

These days, when people ask, "how?" - it's very much by hanging on to every single word He gives me!  Every message of hope, every message of redemption, every word of comfort - I'm hanging on and not letting go!

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