Five Minute Friday: Ready
Today I am joining a beautiful community of writers for the Five Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. This is where I get to write, letting it all go, allowing the words tucked away deep inside my heart to find their voice.
Ready or not, He’s calling me out.
I’m not sure I feel equipped for this next part of my journey. I’ve been tucked away inside the four walls of this place for nearly a decade. I’ve been surrounded by friends, family really, and it’s been good.
But the time has come for me to spread my wings and leave the cacoon of comfortable and branch out into the world, into the marketplace.
I feel uncertain, unsure, that I have what it takes to function where God may very well not be welcomed. I’ve been spoiled to be able to stop in the halls and pray, visit the prayer room at a moment’s notice, worship, and read the Word all in the context of my job.
I don’t know where He is calling me to. And even though I would not have picked things to happen this way, I do believe His Hand is leading me out. I know that He’s preparing the way, and I want to be ready, in season and out of season, to do the work of the ministry, to proclaim the Good News even though my surroundings may not welcome Him in.
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2 ESV)
I will hold my head high, and walk forward in His strength.
I will lean into His Presence, knowing that He goes before me.
I will put on the full armor of God, and will be protected from harm.
I will pray for courage and boldness as I shine forth His light on my next assignment.