I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Welcome.” Write for five minutes; unedited.
There is a welcome mat laying in front of my door. A simple reminder that my door is always open. And my table is always ready to welcome another friend or family member. There is always a place for them to pull up a chair to the table. These friends and family members are always welcome here,
yet there are things I still want to welcome into my life.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love babies. My arms are always open to welcome a little one into my arms and to snuggle with them. There is something so holy about holding a precious infant in my arms. At at thirty six years old, I am so ready for a family of my own. I am so ready to be a mom and a wife. I yearn so deeply and my door is always ready to welcome these people into my life. Yet God hasn’t welcomed those things into my life yet.
I know that I need to wait on God’s timing and not my own. God will welcome my deepest desires into my heart if that is what God desires for me. Or God will show me new dreams to welcome into my life. And perhaps these dreams will be welcomed as I cling to my #oneword365 for this year “brave.” This word is a word that I didn’t really want to welcome into my life, but it is the word that chose me and that God chose for me.
Being brave, I trust that God will welcome what God knows that I need.
That is such a hard lesson to learn. I'm learning to wait on His timing too. Thank you for being so honest. (visiting from #FMF) Hugs, Melinda
It really is a hard lesson to learn.
I've discovered that as I turn over the desires of my heart to God, he tweaks them and over time, changes them to be HIS desires–sometimes, something I couldn't have even imagined, but a desire that feels so right because it fits me perfectly. Does that make any sense? I'm holding you up in prayer, my friend!
It really does make sense. Thank you for holding me up in prayer. I so appreciate them.
God's perfect timing will be well worth the wait. He is working on it for you right now, and it will be the best he can give with blessings designed by the maker of all things…our Lord. Your #fmfparty friend. 🙂
Verona, that is so true.
Tara, I am praying that God gives you the desires of your heart this year.
Thank You, Susan!
I love this, my friend! I am praying for you and all this new Brave that is coming your way… and the waiting is hard… please tell me you have read Annie Downs' post this week about still being single and waiting on His timing… here is a link, just in case: http://www.anniefdowns.com/2015/01/08/nicole-and-jimmy/
Thanks Karrilee. I hadn't read Annie's post yet. But the minute I read your comment, I did go read it immediately. I needed to read that today. Thank You!
Yes, holding a baby in your arms is a wonderful feeling…so praying God gives you those desires – yet, we do wait on His timing to fulfill His plans through you. Love your post – merging your word for the year "brave" with the FMF word "welcome". We all have things we have yet welcomed into our lives; many we don't even yet know about. Thank you for sharing!
Barbara, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Thank you for the prayers. I so appreciate them!
Praying for you in your longing for a family and to be brave. Sometimes I forget how lucky i am to have my husband and son. I take them for granted. Thanks for the reminder on how blessed I truly am.
Blessings brave girl! Thanks for sharing your heart! I pray that God will give you peace while you wait!
Kathleen, thank you! The prayers are greatly appreciated!
Just beautiful! I got so teary-eyed as I know the ache that goes along with wanting something so badly but not getting it! I know I've shared with you before my struggle with infertility. I just recently posted something about the depression I faced during that time of waiting that I pray will give you hope! http://www.christineleeb.blogspot.com/2014/12/blessings-in-basics-week-3-grateful-to.html. Thank you for being so real and sharing your heart! Praying for the God of hope to continue to fill you with HOPE while you wait patiently on Him!
Christine, thank you! That ache is so deep and it is nice to know tere are others who understand it. I am going to read your post now. Thanks for the prayers. They are greatly appreciated.
(((((hugs))))) You know I am praying that God grants you the desires of your heart in this. I know you'd be an absolutely awesome wife and mom! Love you!
Thank You friend! And love you too!