Joining with Lisa-Jo and the awesome community who plays along for Five Minute Fridays. Writing for five minutes, linking up, encouraging others. It’s simple enough. The prompt this week,
God does these crazy things and I jump in most times head first because that’s me and that’s how I operate. I don’t always stop to ask questions, I don’t always look before I leap. An eternal optimist, I assume it’s all going to rock and be amazing, and sometimes I am completely right.
Of course being sometimes right means I am also sometimes wrong and all opportunities are not equal and shouldn’t all be taken.
God’s opportunities for me lately have fallen into a completely different category. It’s not black and white. I’m bounding through puddles of gray (grey?) and with each measured footfall I keep nagging at Him, asking for details I didn’t used to care about. I want to know if this one’s right, or maybe that one over there.
Tangled up in opportunities I’m confused and unsure, the what-ifs crash loud and suddenly decision making has become tedious and there’s no more head-first plunging.
Doubt and fear, the evil twins who tamper with my head and my heart, slipping stealthily in that cracked door I’m always neglecting to lock shut and in the swirl of God’s blessings I question and fret and stress–
What would you have me do, I wonder at Him, that God who paints outrageous sunsets and hangs Cheshire moons in midnight skies. In the choices I spin dizzy and I hear it through the tiny receiver of my iPhone–across the country she says to me just this, and I know He’s answering my questions with an absurd and genius word, “Pursue waiting on the Lord”.
The only opportunity worth really chasing down, the only one that changes everything, is the one that brings me closest to Him.
And so I wait.
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