Five minutes of writing on a word prompt give by Lisa Jo Baker over here.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Are you ready?
JOY . . .
Three little letters.
One huge goal.
I want to be filled with it. I want to fight for it.
Over the last few years, that has been my mantra. I will not let life’s circumstances rob me of my joy. I will do whatever it takes to keep my soul from withering into a shell of bitterness and melancholy.
I have a ring with words I want to live by engraved on it. I wear it on the ring finger of my left hand to remind me of Who my Husband really is, and that He is the only one that can provide all of those things in my life. And that He is the standard by which all other men should be measured. I keep the word “Joy” turned toward me every day as a reminder that I can always have joy, no matter what is going on around me.
And that God is the source of my joy.
That God MUST be the source of my joy.
And that when I trust Him and lean into Him and pursue Him, He will replace all that I have lost over the last few years.
In fact, He’s already begun.
By giving me new, deep soul friendships with people that chose me.
By bringing me a friend that truly gets me, and that I think might actually become the best friend I’ve always wanted but never really had.
By opening doors of new opportunities that are fulfilling and that give me a chance to use my talents and abilities for a new purpose and mission.
But I also trust that He isn’t finished yet.
That He is working on replacing other things that were lost.
And if I will only stop and remember that He is trustworthy, then I can have joy in the journey and peace in the waiting.
(First post in a LONG time. Been super busy, and haven’t had much to say. Grateful for the healing God has brought through blogging here over the past few years. Will try not to be such a stranger.)
Wanna play? Here’s how:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.