Welcome to a journal entry from a recent Special Edition 10-day challenge that Kate Motaung ran from March 2-12, 2020. The goal was not to post on our blog or social media, but just to simply write for 10 days. Kate then encouraged us to share our favorite one.
I somehow managed to finish all 10 days of writing for 5 minutes in 11 days! I learned that I can start with a word and just let the ideas flow instead of thinking through the word for several days and try to formulate in my head before I get it down on paper or computer.
So, here it is, Day 7-Mystery:
I like a good mystery; a movie or a book. Now, I don't like "blood and guts" or high, intense action. I'm more of a cozy-mystery person myself. (I recently found out that is a whole genre of books!) I like to figure things out or be surprised by a turn of events. However, that's in a fictional world. I'm not nearly as comfortable with a mystery in my real life.
I like to know what will happen next. I like to be in control. As I grow older and prayerfully wiser, I realize that I can loosen my grip and allow Jesus full control. I have more peace, worry less and partner more closely with Jesus as He leads me. He truly is my Gentle Shepherd and holds the keys to life's mysteries. I can trust Him to show me in His timing and not mine. Will trust Him too?
"We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love." (I Corinthians 13:12-13 in The Message)
Check out Kate and the other writers from the Special Edition 10-day Challenge.