Linking up with Lisa Jo Baker and friends for Five Minute Friday. The prompt is “Willing.”
Am I willing? For sure.
When it is something I want to do.
When it is somewhere I want to be.
When what is required of me takes the skills I know I possess.
Of course I am willing.
But when what I sense You are calling me to is new
Or will cause discomfort
Stretch me beyond my comfort zone
Possibly place me on the receiving end of criticism or disapproval
Or requires me to face uncertainty
I am no longer sure of my willingness
I know this reservation is fear based
And I want to say “Yes,” to You.
To whatever and whenever and for whoever
And every time
Give me a willing heart
Strengthen my shaky knees
Help my trust to be constant and true
Like David, let me trust You and not be afraid
Or, when I am afraid, let me trust You
It is not that we are competent in ourselves, Paul said,
To see anything as coming from ourselves
Our competence comes from You
And I do have Your promise to be with me always
And You are omnipresent.
Let me be.