Five Minute Friday – Lost

by | Jun 27, 2014 | Five Minute Friday

Happy Friday, friends!Five Minute Friday

It’s hard to believe a week ago I was soaking up the sun on the beaches of Pensacola Beach as I wrote my Five Minute Friday post. This week, I’m in the comfort of my home. (I love home, but I miss vacation.)

This is where many of us free-write for five minutes on a one-word prompt, and we come together at Lisa-Jo Baker’s to share it. No concern with editing, grammar, punctuation. Imperfect, but free writing! Come join us, even if you don’t have a blog.

This week’s word:

–LOST–

Go.

Recently while on vacation, I took some dedicated time to reflect on my life over the past year. It’s been quite a personal journey.

To the world, it may look as if I have lost much. Things I once had in my life, things that I thought defined me, things I thought I couldn’t live without, have been removed from my life. I have found these to be unimportant and not needed in my life after all.

Gravel road, rocks  www.julielefebure.comAnd it may very well appear from the outside looking in, I’ve been lost on this path of life. My career path seems to be full of zigs and zags, full of turns and twists. It’s almost a little comical looking at it from afar. But yet, I can see how one step has prepared me for the next.

Gravel road, blue sky www.julielefebure.comFor those who desire to follow God’s will for our lives, we can rest secure in knowing He is in control. The things that are removed from our lives, the new things added, and the steps God guides us through, are all a part of His plan.

He says it in His word, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” He is with us–always.

I am not lost.

And neither are you, if you are following Jesus.

As God has very recently opened a brand new door for me to walk through–and another twist on this journey–even though I don’t understand it, I’m walking through it. Trusting Him every step of the way. Holding His hand as I do so. Excited to see where He’s going to lead me next.

Forest road. Landscape for background

Stop.

Have a blessed Friday, friends!

Julie

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12 Comments

  1. Meredith Bernard

    Your words speak loud and clear to me today, Julie. I’ve been the same road…in a different place. This year I’ve lost a lot of things I once thought I had to have to “complete” me…and found it just wasn’t true. Praise God! So glad to be on this new road together and can’t wait to see where God leads both of us. Hugs, Meredith

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    • Julie

      I’m glad to be traveling with you, friend! We’ve had similar experiences on this road, haven’t we?! Praise God His plans are bigger and better than ours! I pray your day is blessed today. I’ll pop over to your place soon…it’s been a full week. I’ll explain more on COMPEL. 🙂 Hugs to you!

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  2. Brandi

    Hi Julie!
    The zigs, the zags, the lost bags. I love the freedom you talk about here. Free to let go of somethings inorder to walk into the new.
    Thank you Julie- I am in the midst of this too and needed this reminder today!
    Happy Friday to you!

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    • Julie

      Hi Brandi! It’s good for me to read I have a friend who is going through similar things! I love how you put this…”Free to let go of some things in order to walk in the new.” I needed your comment today! Thank you! God bless you as you keep your focus on Him and His will for your life, my friend! Hugs!

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  3. Natasha

    Beautifully said! I love that you said we are never lost with Jesus. I am so thankful He walks with me each day.

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    • Julie

      Hi Natasha! I’m so thankful for that too! Thank you for visiting today and for your encouraging words. May your weekend be blessed!

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  4. Beth S.

    With Him we are never lost. Letting that truth sink in. Blessings to you, Julie. xoxo

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    • Julie

      Hi Beth! We were out biking the other night and I thought of you. I hope you’ve had a great week. I sure enjoy your blog! So thankful we are never lost with Him! Even when it may seem we are. Praying you feel God’s presence this weekend!

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  5. Lisa

    Hello lovely lady. I always enjoy your blog. Your confidence in His leading is an inspiration. Are the photos yours? A-mazing! I always feel peace when I visit you here. Blessings….

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    • Julie

      Hi Lisa! Thank you for such kind words! Yes, I try to use only my photos in my posts. I’m thankful you find peace over here. I hope you are doing well and I wish you a wonderful weekend, friend. God bless you!

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  6. Barbie

    I am so thankful that Jesus found me! Stopping in from the Five Minute Friday. Have a lovely weekend.

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    • Julie

      That’s for sure, Barbie! I’m so thankful for that as well. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend too!

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