Wait {Five Minute Friday}

This post is a part of Five minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.

I think one of God’s greatest gifts to us is the ability to wait, all be it impatiently.  But it can be an all consuming thing, to wait for that something you (think) you want more than anything.  I should know, I’ve been waiting for a husband for…wait, how old am I again?….   It has been the one constant thing on my mind from the time I get up till the time I surrender to sleep.  As I stand here, waiting, I look back over the men who have come through my life, and I thank God that I never made it to the alter with any of them.  I can wait for the picture of love God has shown me through friends’ marriages.  Yes, I can wait for that.

In my time of waiting for that thing I desperately want, I am thankful.  I am thankful for the gifts and talents that I have discovered inside myself that I might never have discovered if I were busy being someone’s wife.  Waiting is what led me here.  It is in my waiting that I discovered a love and talent for writing that really had always been there. (They say look to childhood activities to discover what you’ll be good at.)  So, while I am still waiting, all be it impatiently, I am a more fulfilled person than I would have been had I married a year or more ago, before I found this other great love of mine.

In your waiting, no matter what it is you are waiting for, take the time to listen to that still small voice as He whispers truths about yourself in your ear.  Take those truths and act on them.  Find out what they mean for you.

PS–I always think of one of my favorite poems by Russell Kelfer when I hear the word wait.  You can read that poem here.

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

Send {Five Minute Friday}

This post is a part of Five minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.

–Neil Postman

 

We send our children out into the world everyday as tiny reflections of the people that we are.  What are you reflecting to them for all the world to see?  Do you like what you see in the tiny homemade mirrors of their faces?  I can’t say that I am pleased with the legacy I am creating for this world.  They reflect my worst traits more than I care for.

I see myself in the tiny bursts of rage of my 6 year old.

I see myself in the crossed arms, set jaw, and dug in heels of my 5 year old.

My prayer for right now is that God would change my heart so that the people I am sending out into the world are kind, both in words and deeds, are generous, are loving and caring, and who shine His peace and patience into a dark world.  Most of all the, I want to send out men who love the Lord with all their hearts and who will walk with Him always.

 

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

–Proverbs 22:6

 

If you don’t like the image that you are reflecting into the world, change it.  My battle plan?  Reading my Bible, growing my prayer life, and learning to seek out those moments with the King.  Don’t forget fellowship.  We weren’t made to walk this world alone.  I am forever grateful for the online community God placed me in with all of you!

 

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤