The Gypsy Mama
has encouraged us into another Friday! I missed last weeks, sadly enough. Yet I believe that it’s still a prompt that can be done, even if it’s past, even if not on a Friday. So take a shot at that topic
too, in case you fingers have words they’re itching to type (she had a scrumptious idea for her take on it!).
As for today, push up your sleeves, sit up in your chair, give your head and neck a good stretch, and let’s do this…
The idea doesn’t immediately come, though by instinct, when I hear about “backwards”, I think “stand against moving that direction.”
It’s a choice, like choosing a flavor of ice cream, or folding your laundry instead of watching tv (which I confess, I NEVER choose the former). When you are faced with a circumstance – a direction your life is taking, whether you have actively taken that road, or doors have opened for you by the One who is the Ultimate Leader – you can think of it whichever way you choose (this change). But if I may be so bold as to insinuate your thoughts….do not think of it as backward motion.
If you move across the country to follow your dreams – dreams you believe He’s specifically laid out for you; and if you stay there, evolve, grow, become a member of an even larger part of His giving, serving Body, but then you have to go back – to your original home, back across that wide expanse of country…do not believe, for one moment, that you’re moving backwards.
Because our Father works in forward motion. He works to refine, take away impurities so perfect reflections of His glory can stare back into His loving eyes, reflecting His sacrificial, adoring heart. He does not work to backtrack, nor spread ashes.
He works in beauty…He works in Forward.
Whew….this one was more difficult. Thoughts weren’t there completely. I definitely felt more rushed on this one. Admittedly, the last portion of “Forward” and the period at the end – came at 5:03.8. I stretched the time frame there.
So this one isn’t eloquent, but it’s what came out. It’s VERY difficult not to explain my tone, intention, or even emotions I feel now, by writing it. Prompts are meant to be beginnings to greatness (greatness of all scales).
If you’re reading this, and you are encouraged to try the 5 Minute Friday exercise, please post a link to your blog so that others can share and encourage you further. I promise to stop by, read, and comment as well! Words excite me deeply. I trust they do for you as well. Have a wonderful Friday!
*Photo Credit: http://www.bnqt.com/featured/blogs/post_date/all/580