I'm participating with Lisa Jo today with her Five Minute Friday writing prompt:  Willing.

I see the word, "Willing"  and think of one particular situation.  One particular person, really.

And, thinking of this person stops me from writing in this moment because that person may read this and will know exactly that they are my subject for today.

I've told this person that they are a treasure and that I truly believe they are a gift from God.

This person is not like any other person in my life and yet I still stress, over analyze and worry about the future.

I bring my past into this walk with this person -- most often unknowingly.

The question that comes to mind is, "Am I willing to lay down my past - to hand it over to God and let Him direct my future?"

I want to with all my heart.

And, as I write that my heart thumps with fear of the "what if's" and the "oh, but's."

My answer though is a hard "yes."  I willingly hand my past to God.  I also willingly hand Him my future to mold exactly as He deems fit.  I trust Jesus with my life.  I willingly let go and let God.

I pause for a tiny second..... my fingers poised over my keyboard as peace fills my being at the end of writing that last sentence.

Five Minute Friday

What are you willing to let go of in order to have the future God's planned for you?


  1. Letting go and lettingGod take can control is a big step.

  2. I am loving your purples! I am willing spring to come! :)
    Happy March Stacey!
    xo Catherine

  3. I am smiling reading this! (o: See?