Let Go of Your Mud Pies

By: Jim Murphy

Let Go of the Mud Pies

We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by an offer of a holiday at sea. We are far too easily pleased.
– C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory


  • Most people set their sites too low, on temporary pleasures (mud pies), when oceans of abundance await.  
  • You were created for glory—the brilliance and weightiness of infinite, inherent worth.
  • Let go of your past to embrace what’s possible.

There is a world beyond us that awaits our desires, one for which we were created. It’s an intangible, unseen world of abundance, inner peace, and true fulfillment. This world has the power that spins the earth, grows the grass, and holds the stars in place. There’s one thing to do to access this power: let go. 

Like an acorn was meant to become an oak tree, you were created for glory—and the confidence and joy that comes with it. To grasp the glory you must let go of that which is not you, and step into learning and growth. Every seed must surrender its entire being—to die off—so it can realize the destiny for which it was created. We must become vulnerable so we can grow into the people we were meant to be—our true selves. 

This can be incredibly difficult when life is so unstable and so much is out of your control.

When times are tough, remember this presupposition: Everything is here to teach me and help me—it’s all working for my good. Keep in mind that the only thing that matters in this moment is what you do next—not the mistakes made or moments missed. A dream delayed is not a dream denied. The fact is, all things are possible to those who believe. 

Let’s dream big dreams and let go of the mud pies so we can embrace the glory that awaits. 

What do you need to let go of to become who you’re meant to become? I look forward to hearing from you.

Love Jim 

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