Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Follow: Five Minute Friday

It's much later than I had thought it would be, but here I sit for only five minutes to put together a post on the prompt "follow".

Where He leads me I will follow.

What does it look like to actually follow a leader? I can tell you after multiple dances at my college where boys were a rarity, that I learned to lead. When I then got married and tried to follow my husband's lead in a dance class, I learned that I'm not a very good follower.

And? Following comes from trusting.

If we want to follow God, first we have to trust His leading, rather than our own.

So much He is teaching me about grace lately, and through learning to trust Him, to believe that grace cannot be earned by my multiple attempts to be like Him (and miserable failures), I am learning to listen and to follow.

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, that my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior." (Oceans by Hillsong)

I want to follow God's plans and purposes for my life. I will not be weary or faint if I'm focused on Him and what He purposed me for and delighting myself in His pleasures and goodness. I'll be renewed with vigor because I'm doing what I was designed to do!
Some of us are speakers, some are writers, some are listeners, and some are still searching. Deep down, you are exactly who He is calling you to be. Will you follow??

Praying that you will enjoy learning to trust Him and that as He proves His faithfulness, that it will be easier and easier to listen to His leading instead of barreling ahead on your own. (Speaking from my own experiences here, and never pretending I've "arrived" somehow.)


1 comment:

  1. Stopping by from FMF. Thanks for sharing and the challenge you put forth.