Breathe Out

 

If you’re sitting there reading this post right now, chances are- you’re breathing.  Your heart is beating…  And this post is starting to sound cliché already…but bear with me… :-)

Think about this:  When you breathe, your diaphragm contracts and moves in a downward direction causing your lungs to pull air in.  Once it enters your alveoli, (did you know you had one of those?) the oxygen in the air gets transferred into your blood stream supplying oxygen and blood to your heart before it gets pumped into the rest of your body.

When you breathe out, your diaphragm relaxes and air gets pushed back out carrying carbon dioxide, which is a waste product to your body.

We all know we need to breathe in order to survive.  So what happens when you hold your breath?  You’re holding that waste product in which also doesn’t allow your body to get the oxygen that it needs in order to sustain you.  You start to feel pain right?  And eventually, you are going to pass out.  It would be stupid to hold your breath for a long time.

So why do we do that spiritually?  Let me explain…

I don’t think there is a person out there who doesn’t want to live their life to the fullest.  Spiritually, the Holy Spirit of God is our sustenance.  It’s our spiritual breath of life.  But when we hold it in, it’s harmful.  This life that was gifted to us through God needs to be lived out.  So breathe out.

Another spin on that same thing is that there are blessings that God has given us but there are also things we need to let go of.  God won’t give us any more then we can handle with his strength, but there are some times we try to handle life on our own and there are times where we need to lay something down, let something go, or spiritually breathe out.

Maybe you’re holding onto something that you need to let go of.  Maybe that pain you are feeling or that situation that you’re going through right now is because you’re spiritually holding your breath even though you know you need to exhale in order to survive.

You need to breathe out sooner or later.  Passing out spiritually is a lot worse then passing out physically.

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