I’m jumping back on the bandwagon of Five Minute Friday with Kate and the gang. I have been away for a few weeks and now it’s good to be back. Kate gives us a word prompt and we write for 5 minutes. No overthinking just free write. If you’d like to join us, click here! Our word prompt this week is YES
In the quietness of vacation and the stillness of those quiet days it’s easy to say “yes” to the promptings and the places He is leading.
But in the hustle and bustle and screaming schedule of activities crashing in we can get swept away by the wave of busy days and the “yes” whispered in prayer drifts out with the tide.
Fear has a way of keeping us quiet… keeping the keyboard silent. Comparison eats away at our confidence and soon we’ve said ‘no’ when all along He is calling us to say ‘yes.’
I’m learning to fight that fear and instead pounding out the keys in a rhythmic melody of words upon words. It’s getting it out and not holding back from Him who calls us. It’s walking forward with courage and trusting He knows the way.
He knows what’s ahead.
At the beginning of this year, the word impressed on my heart was “trust” I knew from that moment of surrender this was going to be a tough year. It’s been a year of not knowing. A year of stumbling along yet still moving forward.
Courage is not the absence of fear but continuing to move forward in spite of the fear. And even though we stumble and our feet slip, we will not fall because His right hand holds us and we can trust the One who walks beside us through this adventure.
It’s a walk of saying ‘yes’ even when the path seems obscure. It’s an attitude of leaning forward, pushing through and saying, “Wherever He leads… that’s where we’ll go.”
It’s difficult to lay out before Him our own plans and say, “Whatever you have, that’s what we want.” But it’s the life of surrendered obedience that leads us to place where our feet stand on firm ground.
The Lord makes firm the steps of the ones who delight in Him; though we may stumble, we will not fall, for the Lord upholds us with His hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)