Five Minute Friday: Here

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Five Minute Friday: Here

You are here.

We see those words on shopping centre maps and in other big complexes that it’s easy to get lost in. Usually with a big arrow pointing to the spot.

Life can sometimes feel like there’s a big arrow pointing to the spot you’re in right now – where you are right at this moment.

And sometimes we question if we’ll ever get to the place we’d like to go to. When will we be ‘there’ instead of ‘here’?

It’s okay to ask the question. But what’s the answer?

I believe it’s found in Ecclesiastes 3:11

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart,
so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”

We need to focus on God and not on our circumstances. Yes, it’s okay to have hopes and dreams that are honouring to Him, but we have to be careful not to let them take the focus away from Him.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
[Matthew 6:33]

God should be number one. First and foremost. And we need to be seeking His kingdom above our own wants and needs. If we seek Him first, He’ll sort out the rest (even if it doesn’t always turn out the way we’d like).

You are here. In this moment that He has given you. Lift your hands in praise or bow your head in prayer, but seek Him, seek His kingdom, and trust that He will do what is best for all involved.

May we all grow in contentment and surrender, as we learn to truly say:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things
I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
[Philippians 4:11-13]

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Where’s your ‘here’? Feel free to share your thoughts, prayer requests or praise reports in the comments section.

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12 responses

  1. Very well said! It seems like your 5 minute timer held still. I find it hard to stick to 5 minutes, but the challenge is lots of fun! This is something like my third time joining. I think you’ll like my post too, so I hope you take a moment to pop over. God bless!

  2. What gems you have unearthed in 5 minutes of reflection! Love this. So encouraging and purposeful for seekers and saved alike. Great Bible references too. Well done! Blessings and peace to you in Him πŸ™‚ x

  3. When I saw the prompt for the week, the verses you shared from Philippians 4 immediately came to mind. Thank you for the reminder to keep my eyes on Him.

    • Wow, Linda – another little proof that God is sovereign and weaves us all together at just the right time! Thank you so much for your comment. I’m thrilled you found the post a reminder to keep your eyes on Him. πŸ™‚

  4. So many things are pointing me to trust at the moment. To focus on God and not our circumstances is so hard sometimes and I have to remember that we are more than conquerors IN all these things, not after them or because of them but IN them.

    • Amen, Jo – thank you for that observation and reminder. It’s very true – it’s IN all this, not after… What a wonderful God we serve. πŸ™‚
      Feel free to get in touch any time if you’d like prayer for whatever it is you’re struggling with. I’d be so glad to approach the throne of grace with you. God bless.

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