Good morning, friends! Today I’m linking up with Lisa Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday series. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, I’ll give a brief explanation.
Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker encourages her readers to set a timer and write for five minutes on her writing prompt for that day. The posts are short, sweet, unedited, and real.
Today’s prompt is “Change.”
I’ve got my coffee, my little kitchen timer, and a keyboard.
I’ve always loved change. I’ve embraced it.
When I was growing up, we had lived in three different towns by the time I was 13. We lived in seven different houses. Change was common, and we learned to deal with it.
Now, as an adult, change isn’t happening so much. We have our house on the market and I’m ready to embrace that change. We would like more space. We’d like a lot of things.
But, so far, that hasn’t happened for us. And I know that because God hasn’t allowed it to happen yet doesn’t mean that it won’t happen.
He’s teaching me patience…. and contentment. And I think patience is a hard lesson for me to learn.
Scratch that. I know it’s a hard lesson for me to learn. I just thought all of this would have worked itself out months ago. I’m craving this major change and here I am. Just waiting. Waiting for someone to look at our house, fall in love with it, make us an offer that we feel is acceptable, and then we move.
Easy, right? (I’m laughing at myself and my expectations now.)
And don’t even get me started on contentment.
Obviously there are things that aren’t ready yet. The right family isn’t ready yet. Maybe my heart isn’t ready. I have a strong feeling that God is trying very hard to remind me to draw near to Him during these changes. Seek Him first. Stop “pinning” gorgeous home ideas and seek Him.
So the girl who craves change is learning to embrace familiarity and keeping things the same until God decides it’s time for change.