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.
It can be a familiar friend or an unwelcome visitor.
For the most part, I embrace change.
I’m a “fly-by-the-seat of my pants” girl, always willing to go where the wind takes me.
Excited to see beyond the horizon to what’s on the other side.
But lately, I’m not embracing change as before.
Perhaps it’s because I am older now, and your perspective changes when you realize you’ve probably already lived half of your life.
So I resist, pushing against change, pushing it back because the familiar is what makes me most comfortable.
But in the resisting I am met head on with my lack, and the fact that the reason I am unable or unwilling to embrace change is because I have fallen out of trust.
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It takes trust to embrace what we cannot see.
It takes trust to hold onto to hope in the midst of a hopeless situation.
It takes trust to accept the unknown, believing that God has already gone before.
I may not like the change that the winds are bringing of late, but I will embrace them. I will meet them head on. I will look beyond the darkness and into the light.
I will embrace the winds of change, and allow the Spirit to take me where He wills.