Stay for Today (Five Minute Friday)

Happy Friday, peeps.

It’s time for Five-Minute Friday with our link-up friend Lisa-Jo Baker. 

(For those of you who might be new ’round these parts, on Friday’s Lisa gives us a one-word prompt, then we write for– yep, you guessed it– five minutes. No over thinking. No editing.)

Five Minute Friday

Today’s prompt: STAY

And GO!

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From elementary games on the school yard to timed tests in high school and leadership activities as an adult… The word GO seems to have so much power over our lives.

Funny thing is, while I have heard the phrase “Ready, set, GO!” a million times in my life, rarely have I heard “Ready, set… STAY!”

Seems kind of anticlimactic, huh? Perhaps that’s why so many people struggle with staying put and waiting… Even when God tells us to.

We are goers. Doers. Movers. Shakers. I’ve never described myself as a “stay-er.” But sometimes that’s just the thing that God wants us to do out of obedience to Him.

And it can be stinking difficult.

To paraphrase Henry Blackaby (hey, I’m on the clock and can’t remember the exact quote 🙂 ) “Waiting is one of the hardest and most important things we will ever do as a Christian.”

Can I get an amen?!?!

Staying put and waiting on the Lord can be super difficult. But also super rewarding.

When we act out of obedience and STAY, we can be recharged in His presence. We can be confident that He is preparing the way for us. We can rest. We can pray. We can trust. We can expectantly wait on what He has around the next bend.

So, in this very moment, let’s not worry about what is supposed to happen later this afternoon or tomorrow or next week, month or year. Perhaps, God is calling you to a challenge with rewards unimaginable– just for today, we stay. With Him. For Him. Abiding in Him.

STOP!

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Do you struggle with waiting and staying put sometimes? What is the hardest part? Or perhaps you have mastered the art of waiting on Him? I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment below. (Oh. And if you are super motivated, check out Monday’s post here for our giveaway that is going on for a few more days!)

As usual– thank a bajillion for stopping by! Every view and comment blesses me in ways you can’t imagine.

Have a fantabulous weekend!

For today I stay,
SGK

“Stay with GOD! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with GOD.” ~Psalm 27:14 (MSG)  

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10 thoughts on “Stay for Today (Five Minute Friday)

  1. Momma Lex

    Just what I needed today. Thanks!!

  2. Ready… Set… STAY! That’s what I’m going to do today. Staying with eyes focused on Him.

  3. Adding one huge amen sister! Love ya 🙂

  4. I’m a mover and shaker also- ‘staying’ is not my strong suit. I think as humans- we are destined for flight. And maybe that is why Jesus asks us to abide. To fight against our very nature to fully experience him. I love the verse you shared with your post- great words!

    • How true, Nicole!! Flight or abide– love that thought. Here’s to staying and abiding in Him today!!

      PS: Today’s verse is one of my favs… Its written on my heart for those times that He is calling me to stay but everything in me wants to bolt and do my own thing.

  5. Karen

    Wow… You have no idea how meaningful this is to me right now. A wonderful reminder to just REST IN JESUS!

    • I love it when Jesus works like that– 5 minutes of a blog post. He is so mighty and powerful (and super duper cool!)

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