The Five Minute Friday challenge….write for 5 minutes with no editing on a specific topic, hosted now by Kate Motaung…..here is mine, not on Friday but I was able to get to it this week.
There are days where I desperately wish Jesus would simply tell me what He wants me to do. Tell me the next steps to change the characteristics of me that I don’t like, the things that don’t bring Him glory. Yet that is not how Jesus and grace works. His grace at work in me takes time and wrestling. Sometimes a lot of wrestling.
He does tell me a few things though. Like I am loved. I am important to Him. He hears me. He sees me. He is with me. He loves me so much to allow me to struggle thru the pieces of life that hurt, that don’t make sense. He tells me to trust. Trust and believe He is bigger than any of my fears. Any of my circumstances. Any of my struggles.
Even though I wish he would tell me what to do and what is next, what He does tell me is better than my limited perspective. Its an eternal perspective; a perspective of grace hard at work, grace loving me thru all my flaws. Redemptive Grace. The best kind of tell there is – Jesus saves, redeems and is making me new.