31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, Devotionals, Five Minute Friday

Who We Are

There’s been a discussion about how we live our lives and how others live theirs, who we are and who they tend to be.

Flack has been thrown at us because we seemingly march to the tune a different way of life than what we were brought up to adhere to. Questions have found their way to our in-boxes, texts and phone calls asking us to explain our path and why we tend to be so rigid in the eyes of the masses.

Psalm 16:11 ESV 

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore

Joy doesn’t seem rigid or constricting. Joy seems a propelling and hopeful way to live. God doesn’t provide anything less to His children than His very best.  When we rely on His truth, freedom follows and there’s no need to turn back to modern thoughts or free attitudes.

We look at the many faces we pass every day. Some look torn, pained and full of strife. Even those who seem happy and free, have complex expressions that lean towards eventual down cast attitudes because of the troubles that await upon their paths.

Although the Christian still faces trials, hardships, sickness, sin and death, who we are in Christ matters. When we seek the narrow path of repentance and holiness, we find the better way. It counts for eternity and allows us to embrace these things in hope and joy. He will shine that much brighter as we hold on to who He is through it all.

John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

He has overcome the world so we could have peace while we wait. The trials that we face are nothing compared to what those who remain blind will have to endure.

People say that our supposedly restricted life keeps us locked into chains of rules that allow for nothing of worth. We can’t have fun, we don’t know how to socialize, and we remain shut in a narrow-minded world. But, you see, our minds are free and we live out loud far more than anyone trapped in the bondage of faithless lies. We are children of God, free and hopeful for our futures. We choose joy.

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Thank you for joining me on this 19th day of 31 Days of Writing Prompts. Today’s words is: WHO. Please check out the posts in this series here.



4 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. The restrictions that set us FREE – o! that their eyes be opened to Truth.

  2. “Peace while I wait” – mostly. Living immersed in Spirit and Truth brings the Presence into a wounded world. Bringing Peace with us – while we wait.❤️

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