For the month of October, I am joining many bloggers in a challenge to write every single day for 31 days. I learned about this challenge through another challenge I participate in most weeks. The “Five Minute Friday” challenge is going to expand to last the whole month! Each entry, will be five minutes unedited of writing on a particular theme – found on Kate’s blog.Today’s theme is “fly.”
Can I Just Fly Away?
Some days, I wish I could fly away. Just get away. God knows I have my reasons, and times of feeling overwhelmed. Lately, has been one of those times. It seems like there is a lot on our plates these days. Not just me. Everyone has a lot on their plates. We are busy trying to manage this, that, and the other.
In my chronic condition, the dream to fly away – or just getaway runs deeper than it usually does. Often, I am good in my circumstances. Then, there are days like today – where life seems too overwhelming.
I may not be able to physically “fly away,” but I can make different choices. Necessary choices. To help me, as I continue to endure. As I endure, versus flying (or running) away, I need to remember that my suffering has a God-given purpose. It is not for nothing. It will not last forever, either.
We don’t need to fly away. We just need to get away to be with our Savior, Jesus.
We need to finally take Him at His Word – to come to Him. We are not promised that life will instantly improve or go smoothly, but we are promised severely things.
- A lifted burden.
- A peace that surpasses all understanding.
- Intimacy with Christ.
- The strength of Christ working through our weaknesses.
On The Run
These are the kind of things I need to run toward. These are the kind of things I need to seek. When life gets hard, I need to run to Jesus – instead of looking for a way of escape or becoming an on-the-run kind of person. I need to sit at Jesus’ feet and learn from Him, because He intimately knows me and my circumstances. He also knows the purpose behind each thing.
My spirit needs to begin flying away toward Jesus, and away from the awareness of my intense circumstances. My awareness needs to be fixed on Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of my faith. My Savior. The author of peace and my salvation.