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Steady // Five Minute Friday

Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!


As a toddler, I learned to walk with unsteady feet. Time and time again I would fall down and pick myself up to try again. On those moments (all too often) where I just couldn’t seem to muster up the strength to get back up again, my mother or father would pick me back up again, standing me up on wobbly feet to try again. This scenario repeated itself over and over again until I learned to be steady on my own two feet.

My Christian walk has been much like those early days of childhood. I walk. I fall. I get up to try again. I feel like quitting but my Father is there to encourage me and tell me I can do it, to keep going, that I will have steady feet once again. Even when I walk into the unknown, He’s teaching me to trust, without fear, and to have faith. Walking by faith is learning to stand despite wobbly feet. It’s having the courage to move forward because you know your Father is there to guide your every step.

Walking by faith is learning to stand despite wobbly feet. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

When my feet are wobbly and I become weary from the ups and downs of life, I am grateful for my Father in heaven who steady’s me.

I will steady him with my hand; with my powerful arm I will make him strong. Psalm 89:21

When I grow weary from the ups an downs of life, I am grateful for my Father in heaven who steady's me. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “Steady // Five Minute Friday”

  1. Rebecca L Knox says:

    Hello! Rebecca here, dropping in from FMF! Thanks for reminding me that, no matter how unsteady and faltering I might be, our heavenly Father is always there…ever steady and never waning. Very encouraging! Thank you!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you for stopping by Rebecca!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks so much Andrew!

  2. Larri Manos says:

    Love the image of a wobbly toddler! Exactly how I feel at times when life throws me a curve ball. Truly grateful we can rely on Him to be our steady.

    Visiting from FMF. Happy Writing!

    PS…life’s been busy for me, but I am so looking forward to catching up on your posts, Barbie. I’ve missed them and you! Hope all is well in your world. ~ Larri (formerly SeamsInspired)

    1. Barbie says:

      Larri, I’ve missed you too. I look forward to reconnecting!

  3. Sarah Geringer says:

    Hi Barbie, glad to linkup with you at #FMF this week. I’m grateful that God has steadied my footing too! Blessings to you!

  4. Barbara London says:

    Wonderful post for “Steady” and as Andrew said, the toddler example and our faith walk are a perfect match! I love this: “It’s having the courage to move forward because you know your Father is there to guide your every step.” Yes!! That is what I need to remember when faced with the “whatevers” life throws at us!

    Thank you for sharing! Glad to be writing (and reading) again!!

  5. Bethany Boring says:

    AH! I LOVE the graphic of the little boy that you made for this post! SOOO cute!!!

  6. Susan Shipe says:

    You, my friend, are sounding steadier. Am I right? xo

  7. Gayl says:

    Barbie, I agree with Susan, you are sounding steadier. 🙂 I love the analogy of learning to walk as a toddler. It’s perfect. Great post!

    Blessings to you!

  8. Lesley says:

    I love your words here today, Barbie, and I’m so glad God is there to steady us when we wobble.

  9. ~Karrilee~ says:

    Beautiful, my friend! I love the analogy… it’s so true! We beat ourselves up for falling or failing –but our good, good Father just loves to see us learning!

  10. June says:

    Such a beautiful picture of our loving Father. Blessings on your Sabbath, my friend!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Visiting from FMF – and yes, some days it seems the wobbly steps (and the falls) far outnumber the actual steps…but what a treasure that I have a Heavenly Father to steady me – and pick me back up again. Really enjoyed your post.

  12. Tara says:

    And a little child shall lead them!

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