The Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is the word control. The idea is to set a timer and write for five minutes on whatever the word brings to your mind. Now I rarely set a timer, but I do watch the time on my computer. [bctt tweet=”Sometimes it is easy to write a good post. Other times I don’t really like what comes out.” username=”GaylWright”] I have a hard time writing without editing, but the idea here is to have fun. So write I shall and we’ll see what happens with this week’s prompt.
Three days of lying in bed, fever messing with my brain, body full of aches, a red face and unrelenting sinus pressure. To top it off the first night my stomach decided to empty its contents in a most unethical way. I’ll spare you the gory details, but let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.
Talk about not being in control!
There was none. I hardly knew what was going on for those three days. My husband and son had already been through it so I knew that the fever would probably break in three days, but I couldn’t guarantee it.
You know so often we think we have everything under control. [bctt tweet=”We’ve made plans and they all fall into place nicely, until they don’t. ” username=”GaylWright”]You see, I was planning to go stay with my daughter for a few days to help out with my newborn granddaughter. But that was not to be. I haven’t even seen her yet!
Someone Else Holds the Reins
And when we stop to realize that even when we think we are in control we really are not, we finally are ready to admit that someone else holds the reins. Because whether good things happen or bad, God is still the One who holds everything together.
You and I may not like the idea that we are not in control, but that doesn’t change the fact. I actually find more freedom in knowing that things don’t depend on me. Even if I mess up, God can still fix what is broken and make things turn out right. My job is to trust Him and keep doing what I know to do. [bctt tweet=”Knowing that I am held by God gives me the confidence I need to pursue my dreams.” username=”GaylWright”]
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. (Ecclesiastes 3:11-13)