I’m trying something a bit different today and joining in on Five Minute Friday. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time but was honestly a bit too chicken to jump in. The pressure of a deadline or time limit makes me a bit paralyzed and my mind tends to just go blank.
However, I checked the new prompt and got an idea of how to start so I went with it. I’ll be honest though, I broke the five minute rule and wrote for a few minutes longer. Ha…did I just admit to breaking the rules on my first Five Minute Friday?! Oh well, rules are meant to be broken sometimes right?
Today’s prompt: Easy
I thought this was going to be easy. Boy, was I wrong! Nothing ever comes easy to me. Why would I think this would be any different?
I guess I was just hoping to bypass all the heartache and stress for once. I had high hopes for things to work out how I wanted them to. I prayed fervently for God to provide for what I thought to be best but time passed and my prayers went unanswered.
For a while I did my best to keep a positive attitude but as more time passed the harder it became. I longed for this season to be over but God clearly had other plans. I don’t pretend to understand why certain things happen but I know now that God used this difficult season to grow me, stretch me beyond what I thought I was capable of and to draw me closer to Him.
I think God likes to work in such a way that we can’t deny his hand in our lives. Sure he could have made it all work out like I wanted him to. But if everything had been as easy as I had hoped, I wouldn’t have a deep sense of gratitude at how he has been working through this situation all along.
Instead I would have given myself a pat on the back and missed out on one of the sweetest lessons I could ever learn, how to keep trusting in him especially when it’s not easy.
I am reminded of the song Trust in You by Lauren Daigle. I love how it is a reminder to trust in him in all situations.
I’d love to hear from you! What is one lesson you have learned from a something that turned out to be not so easy?