Our Five Minute Friday prompt this week is—YES. This largely unedited “rough draft” form of writing stretches this perfectionist, in the best of ways. I write for five minutes on a given topic. If you’re interested in learning more about 5-Minute Fridays, check out our hostess, Kate Motaung’s site. Or, click on the link at the bottom of this post. As you read my simpler Friday posts, I hope you’ll join in the conversation!
When my husband was getting ready to ask me the question, I was pretty certain what was coming. The timing was different than I expected, but that night we took an after-sundown walk, and then went back to the home where he was staying, i just knew what was coming.
I loved the way he asked me to marry him. And I was so, so ready to say yes to being his forever.
That anticipation has ebbed and flowed over the years . . . that willingness to say yes before I heard the question.
But there are times, when I have an inkling of what someone’s going to ask before they ask. And I’m so ready to say yes! Usually it’s to something I’m already excited to do or be a part of.
What about when God asks? Am I ready to say yes to Him before He asks His question?
I’m afraid He might ask too much of me. Or ask for more than I’m willing to relinquish. Because—arrogant me—I think I have control of my life. Of my destiny.
What a sad lack of trust I have in my heavenly Father sometimes. Thinking that I should have the ultimate control of my life.
Who gave me (and each of us) life? God.
Who’s blessed us beyond comprehension with His love and blessings? God.
Who asks us to trust Him no matter what? God.
He’s a good God. Things that happen in our lives don’t always look good from an earthly standpoint. But in His eyes, they are they right things to come into our lives.
When we trust our Father, we can say yes before we hear the question. We know He walks with us through life’s hard and through the times of rejoicing. We know that when he allows something into our lives it’s for our growth, ultimately. Those things conform us into the image of His Son. And each situation is one more step in Him completing that good work He began in us.
So the next time I feel a heavenly question coming, I’m going to choose to say yes.
What about you? When were you eager to say yes? How do you choose to trust God when you’re not sure what He’s asking of you?
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