I’ve been reading WisdomfromaFather’s Friday posts for a while now and thought the idea of Five minute writings was neat. So here I am joining hundreds of others in Five Minute Fridays started by Lisa Jo-Baker. The key is to write for five minutes based on Lisa-Jo’s prompt “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”
So here we go: “Willing”
Ah, great prompt word. Put yourself – dare to think with me for a few minutes:
I want a new car, so therefore I must be willing to sacrifice some things to save money.
I want to succeed in school, therefore I must be willing to make time to study and read my lessons.
I want to be successful in my business, therefore I must be willing to do my research on the do’s and don’ts and what’s best for my niche.
I want to be a better listener, therefore, I must [be willing to] put others before myself.
I want to be a better friend, therefore, I must [be willing to] think less of self.
I want to be more compassionate, therefore I must be willing to be less critical.
I want to be a lot of things, but what am I willing to do, what am I willing to take on (responsibilities), and what am I willing to let go to become that which I wish to be?
I want to be a lot of things, but what am I willing to sacrifice?
I want a better marriage, so what am I willing to do to make it work?
I want to be a good wife, what am I willing to learn in preparation?
I want to be a better supervisor, but what am I willing to let go to better serve those who serve me?
The After Five: So basically this word prompts a lot of questions… we want things, but what are we willing to do to gain them? A lot of times we may ask ourselves these questions and we bounce ideas around, we think of pros and cons, we ponder on the what if’s, and analyze and analyze until we think we’ve come up with the best solution. Not to say that I don’t fall in this category, but can I share that the answers to all these question come with clarity if we would just WILL ourselves to be still before God and wait on his instructions. A lot of the answers to these questions come with clarity if we would just WILL ourselves to be patient. If we would WILL ourselves to just STOP, be still, and be patient, the answers to our questions, the paths we are to take, the manner in which we are to handle people and situations shall be revealed to us.
…and BLESSINGS!!! Have a Great Weekend!