What if I just let the plates fall?






(Photo Credit: Jameson Gapnepain)

Do you every feel like that those jugglers who are running around manic on stage trying to keep dozens of spinning plates going that are precariously balanced on ridiculously thin and bendy sticks? There are usually a few moments in a frazzled week when I feel like that. Trying to keep everything going, trying to not let anything fall and smash. Big a good employee, be a good mum, be a good wife, be a good follower of Jesus. So many things to keep in the air, fragile precariously balanced things.

I have got to thinking lately what would happen if I stopped spinning the plates, what if I just let them fall? I don’t like drama in my life, I don’t like the idea of failing at anything at all. But sometimes you get tired spinning and running around keeping it all in the air. So what would happen if I just stopped? Some plates may fall, some plates may smash.


deep breath …

the world would not fall …

the world would not end.

Shock, horror I do not make the world go around and keep everything in balance and it is not my job to do so.

Colossians 1:15-17 He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Next week I plan to keep spinning what is within my ability and leave the rest. Life may get messy, but it certainly won’t be the end of the world. I will let the One who knows how to spin planets keep everything in motion.

Lord, help me to trust you with my spinning plates. And if they fall help me to still trust you as you are the Master of all.



2 Replies to “What if I just let the plates fall?”

  1. Nice to see you back…. 🙂

    What a nice place to come out at – rather free-ing knowing that you are not responsible for everything. Just your plates! What’s that saying again? “Not my circus. Not my monkeys!” 😉

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