Five MInute Friday :: Wait



Today is Friday, and that means it's Five Minute Friday, the day we get to write without worrying about grammar or punctuation or style or anything. Then we all link together at Kate Motaung's place.

Just free-writing fun times here. The ONLY rule is you have post some comment love to the person behind you on the link-up (and others, if you desire).

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 Today's prompt is:  WAIT


GO


Waiting is such a hard thing, and it usually doesn't make me smile when faced with it.

In "My Utmost for His Highest," Oswald Chambers said:

"When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but wait."

How apt is that description? A blank page is tempting to fill in with writing or scribbles, or to paste in pictures, or to fold the page up and make it into an airplane. But in the midst of all the hurry to cover up the blank space in my life, I miss the beauty and goodness of resting.

We are all familiar with the Psalm 46:10, which says "Be still and know that I am God." But I love the way the NASB version puts it:

"Cease striving and know that I am God..." (emphasis mine).

Isn't that what we are doing when God slows us down and causes us to wait? Striving? Trying to  make something happen? Maybe trying to get our own way?

With that perspective, wait seems like a good idea.


STOP




Comments

  1. Selena, what a great post! I loved the quote by Oswald Chambers. I'm realizing I need more of that white space in my life. Maybe God gives some of it to me in the waiting as He draws me toward seeking Him more and filling in the empty spaces in my day with activity, or screen time, or . . .

    And Psalm 46:10 is one of my favorites. I love how you equated it to striving being an action that maybe shouldn't be done, at least in that moment. But to know that God is God? That comes in being still. Thanks for this perspective!

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  2. Oh, I LOVE this! 'Cease striving.' How often do we say, "Yeah, I know God," but then just continue to spin our wheels and 'strive' instead of resting in his capable hands.

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  3. so great for me to read write now as I make some 'space' in my life--reminder to NOT FILL IT is key:) thanks!

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