I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Expect.” I love spending time with this crew, but life has been crazy and I’ve missed our Thursday night Twitter Parties. It was so good to get back. Check out FMF’s new home at http://fiveminutefriday.com.
Do you ever wish that life was full of road signs? Go here, stop here, yield etc! I know that I do. But then that is the reality of life, things happen that we dont expect. I am in a season of fog, of not knowing what is next. I want to so desperately know what is in store for me.
Now the reality is that it may not be what I expect. God might show up and call me to something completely different. Or God might lead me to a new place. These are expectations that I am looking for. Yet I have a feeling God is going to show up in ways I never expected.
I think of a pregnant mom who for nine months is told she is having a baby boy and then when the baby arrives, that baby is actually a girl. Or the foster dad who buys girls clothes and shows up at the hospital to find a baby boy. Or I think of how many of us expect God to answer our prayers but often God answers them in ways we never imagined. God has a funny way of doing that, doesnt God?
I still don’t know what to expect is in my future, but I can trust in God; to trust that God will show up in ways I never imagined. Because the truth is God often knows more than we do. God knows what we need and shows us in that very place.