Happy Friday, friends!
It’s that time of the week were a group of us gather to write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. This has become one of my favorite parts of my week! With no concern for grammar, punctuation, planning, etc., what spills out is real and raw writing. It’s pretty freeing for a gal who likes to dot her I’s and cross her T’s.
Wow, it was five months ago yesterday.
God closed the familiar door I had been walking through for the last five years. Wait, correction… He didn’t just close it. He slammed it shut.
I couldn’t understand at the time. It seemed out of the blue and it was one of the most difficult times I had personally ever walked through. But as the months have quickly come and gone, it’s begun to make a little more sense to me.
I still believe God protected me from something. I may never know from what. But deep in my heart, I believe that was part of it. I also believe He wanted me home for a time, and has beautiful things ahead for me in my future. He’s sovereign. He’s in control. And His purposes and plans for me are and will be perfect.
These last five months have refreshed my parched soul. I have intentionally sat at Jesus’ feet, learning all I can, soaking in all I can, spending precious time communicating with Him, and seeking rest and healing for my heart and mind. It’s been a beautiful time of refreshment.
One that I didn’t even realize I needed.
I am thankful today God did close that door. I wouldn’t trade these last five months–intentionally loving and serving my family, and loving and serving Jesus–for anything! And if I have five more months of doing the same, or five years, I’ll continue to be thankful for closed doors.
Five minutes goes by fast! Thank you for joining me for Five Minute Friday today. Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend, friends!
(I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker and friends. Join the party…even if you don’t blog, you can participate in the comments. It’s a great way to end the week and start your weekend. Details are at Lisa-Jo’s site.)
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