Friday, April 1, 2016

Decide

                "Are you swimming in uncertainty?"

    I have friends who are unsure where they will be living in June. The houses they are renting are being sold out from under them and rental homes are almost non existent in this little community. When I feel uncertainty, I flail around inside my brain for things that are certain. It is helpful to remind myself of those things, in fact I must decide that there are things in my life that I can count on.


  1. Noticing my breath is certain. 
  2. Prayer is always available.
  3. The sun comes up every morning.
  4. Change is certain
   The list seems short this morning and number four is a little unnerving. On the other hand, if I am mired in a negative place, knowing that change is certain is comforting. 



   As short as this list is, I decide how powerful these few certainties are in my life. They can make change bearable.




  I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.

8 comments:

  1. I like reminder - that we get to decide to put our trust in God on a daily, moment by moment basis. I needed that this morning. Visiting from FMF.

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  2. Love your thinking. So much of life is about deciding how much power to give to things, isn't it? (Actually, that's another thing I've learnt from meditation: that giving power to **myself** is very very important.....it's all too easy to have our own power, our own 'centering thoughts' eroded by giving power to things we shouldn't). Loved your piece. Helen xxx

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    1. You are so,right. Giving power to the right things is crucial.

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  3. I'm so glad that I have things I can count on! I'm over in the 7 slot this week.

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    1. We all need to feel that assurance.

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  4. I also find uncertainty difficult. It is so important to have things that are certain to hold onto. It makes me think of the verses in Hebrews where the hope we have in God is described as "a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls."

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    1. What beautiful words by Paul. They are perfect for my thinking this morning.

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