Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays. She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. The word for today is Fly. Happy Friday Divas and here goes:
Sometimes life gets so hectic, I wish I was a bird so I could fly away. Perhaps I am alone, but a quick escape always seems like utopia when life takes a trip to crazytown. Maybe it is the illusion of rising above my problems and then finding solace some place else. Or, could it be that flying is faster? I can fly from North Carolina to California in a matter of hours, driving would take days.
In the 140 character age we live in, things happen quickly. I have come to expect next day delivery, instant downloads to my iPad Kindle app, and the ability to purchase music with a simple double tap.
When trouble comes, I want OUT….like yesterday.
Let’s not even talk about when a decision needs to be made in the big Jeopardy game of life……. “I’ll take wings for $200 Alex”.
Although I know flying away is irrational, I often so desperately want to do so.
Do you ever want to just fly away?
Even King David in the Bible could relate to this whole “fly” thing–
Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking. Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! (Psalm 55:5-6)
Fly away and rest….that sounds lovely doesn’t it?
Yes….Lovely just not likely!
David must have realized that his transformation into a dove was not going to happen. In Pslam 55:16 he listed his plan: “But I will call on God and the Lord will rescue me.”
Last week, my pastor said a profound sentence that I am choosing (so not there yet..still working on it) to say when my “let-me-just-fly-away” moments happen.
“God, I trust you with it and I honor you in it.”-Jonathan Robbins
As the holiday season rushes in, what are some ways you can remember to trust God and honor Him in your actions?