Imagine that you are holding something in your hands, but the longer you hold onto it the more uncomfortable it feels. Then a friend offers you something else, but you have no hands to reach out and receive it - your hands are already full. What do you do? Choices,choices?
You can either hold onto the thing that is becoming more painful or you can let go and receive the blessing from a friend.
It's our choice, but sometimes we just have to let go.
1 Peter 5:4 - And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.