Five Minute Friday – Race

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Then visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

Please give me your best five minutes on:::

Race…

It’s a word, a text, an email, a look, a phone call. The hint that change is near. Maybe change I want. Maybe change I don’t. The waiting is the killer. The unknown. The anticipation. These times throw my mind into a race.

The what ifs. The movies that play in my mind as though the unknown has actually taken place. Dreams come often and are normally not welcomed. Waking up to emotions that were not there when my head hit the pillow the night before.

Then a quote that stops the racing in my head from C.S. Lewis, posted by a dear friend on Facebook – “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” And that’s it, really. The cause of all the anxiety and sleepless nights and short tempered responses.

Will I trust that God’s best really is the best? Can I stop all the movies in my head that say otherwise? Stop the race in my heart that says I must do something now?

Because stopping the race is my decision.  Stopping and trusting that whatever change comes, God truly does know best. He knows the long-term plan. Something I cannot see.

2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Race”

  1. Sheila- This captured well the way anxious thoughts run through my mind. Like replaying a scene in a movie…loved the C. S. Lewis quote…it really does come down to a fear of how painful God’s best might be, doesn’t it?

    Peace-Kel

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