linking with Five Minute Friday at katemotaung.com – write for five minutes on a given prompt, which today is “pass”
Sometimes I’m tempted to pass on things. I like to be in control, and I like to know how something will turn out before I agree. When I’m presented with an opportunity, I see all the detail and it becomes overwhelming. So many possibilities but so many potential pitfalls, so many details that have to be sorted and so many questions that I want answered- preferably now.
I need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, and, as I do, I realise that sometimes I’m in danger of passing up the best opportunities if I get caught up in the detail and controlling the outcome.
There are times when you just have to agree, without knowing what will happen, and when God calls is one of those times.
In the Bible, Jesus called people to follow him and they left everything and went- to join him in his work, and in passing on the good news to others.
That is our call too- to pass on what we know of God and to share stories of what he has done for us. It could be to family and friends, to individuals or to large groups, in person or online, through words or through action- displaying God’s love in practical ways.
We can’t always know how it will turn out if we dare to speak up and we can’t always be in control, but it’s a privilege to be part of his work and it’s an opportunity we definitely can’t afford to pass up.
“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.” (Psalm 78:4)