There have been several days during this challenge when I didn’t feel like writing…But, the desire to finish the challenge is just too strong.
So, tonight, I’m using the Five Minute Friday prompt…even though it’s Monday 🙂
The goal is: write 5 minutes, no overthinking, no extensive editing, just write what comes to mind:
On Friday I had a hard time with this one…
It could be long, as in, “I have been having a lot of very long days lately.” or
It could be long, as in, “I long for such-n-such.”
And, really, in my life, I long for a time when things are more settled. I long for a time when I feel like I’m really living like a grown-up, and not a kid in school.
I long for a life where I feel a success.
I long for a life with love & marriage & home & family.
I long to be closer to God.
I long for a lot of things.
Mostly, revolving around life being more settled & “perfect”
But, life is not perfect, even for those of us who are Beloved. Jesus even told us they wouldn’t be. He promised that this life would bring us trouble. I can only imagine that in this is the implication that life will be:
So, now, I think instead, I will simply rest in the longing, relish the unsettling, and enjoy the journey. Because, no matter the trouble, in the end, I get to experience something greater with my God for eternity.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
– John 16:33