Day 27: Better

Is it possible to want better and yet be grateful for what you have and where you are in your current season? Or is wanting better, wanting more, indicative of discontent? Discontent is “lack of satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation.” I believe it is possible to be deeply grateful to God for where you are and what you have in your current season, but have an equally deep knowing that your Father God has more in store for you. And He is pleased when we seek Him for His best for our lives, while we hold Him as our deepest desire, knowing that if we should suffer the loss of everything and have only Him, He is enough.

This post is for Day 27 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Writing Challenge. The theme of my series is, “Season,” (which, at this point in the challenge, is loosely) based on the definition, “make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.” Please click here to find the Table of Contents and links to other posts in the series.

Be better at remembering

I know better than to let my emotions dictate my actions
but sometimes in the midst of the storm,
I allow them to take control.

What I need then to regain control is to remember …

Remember the faithfulness of my God.

Remember His promises.

Remember that He is always with me.

Remember to anchor myself in truth.

Remember that life is made up of seasons.

Remember that I am never without help.

Remember that no situation is hopeless because the One who is my hope lives within me.

Remember to resist the temptation to isolate and instead reach out to trusted individuals in my life.

Remember to pause.

Remember to breathe deep.

Remember to give thanks.

Remember. Remember. Remember.

What things would it be helpful for you to be better at remembering during challenging times?

I am joining (on a Monday), the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Better.”