Happy weekend, everyone!

Thanks for being here!

If you’re wondering what Five Minute Friday is all about, you can learn more here.

 

The Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is: 

 

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Setting my timer, and … GO.

 

Sometimes I exhale a loud sigh and find myself asking, “Why can’t anything be easy?! Why does everything have to be so difficult?!”

Of course, I know the answer. I know the origin of my frustration traces all the way back to the Garden of Eden, when the world fell under the curse and toil became sweat. When labor became a literal pain in the neck.

But I still let it get the best of me, especially on those days when everything just seems to go wrong. Or those days when I’m standing at a fork in the road, and the arrow on the signpost has been faded by the sun, and I can’t see which way I’m supposed to go. And I just want the answer to be clear, in neon flashing lights, or obnoxious and jumping up and down like Donkey in Shrek: “Pick me! Pick me!”

But my God never promised a life of ease. In fact, He promised quite the opposite: “In this world, you will have trouble.” Yes. I’ve noticed.

BUT. There’s a but. “Take heart, for I have overcome the world.”

Hallelujah.

Then I look at my Lord, who spoke this life-giving promise. He didn’t take the easy road. He said the hard things. He did the hardest thing of all, by taking my sins upon Himself in the most gruesome of deaths.

If I’m honest, the times I’m most aware of God’s presence are the seasons of greatest difficulty. The days lacking ease. So I thank God for hardship, if it means He’s making me look more like His Son.

 

STOP.

 

Speaking of making things easy, lemme do you a favor and help you out with your Mother’s Day shopping — or heck, encourage you to treat yourself.

 

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Happy writing! And don’t forget to visit your FMF neighbor to leave some comment love!

 

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