{Five Minute Friday} Change

Good morning, friends! Today I’m linking up with Lisa Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday series. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, I’ll give a brief explanation.

Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker encourages her readers to set a timer and write for five minutes on her writing prompt for that day. The posts are short, sweet, unedited, and real.

Today’s prompt is “Change.”

I’ve got my coffee, my little kitchen timer, and a keyboard.

So….. ready?




I’ve always loved change. I’ve embraced it.

When I was growing up, we had lived in three different towns by the time I was 13. We lived in seven different houses. Change was common, and we learned to deal with it.

Now, as an adult, change isn’t happening so much. We have our house on the market and I’m ready to embrace that change. We would like more space. We’d like a lot of things.

But, so far, that hasn’t happened for us. And I know that because God hasn’t allowed it to happen yet doesn’t mean that it won’t happen.

He’s teaching me patience…. and contentment. And I think patience is a hard lesson for me to learn.

Scratch that. I know it’s a hard lesson for me to learn. I just thought all of this would have worked itself out months ago. I’m craving this major change and here I am. Just waiting. Waiting for someone to look at our house, fall in love with it, make us an offer that we feel is acceptable, and then we move.

Easy, right? (I’m laughing at myself and my expectations now.)

And don’t even get me started on contentment.

Obviously there are things that aren’t ready yet. The right family isn’t ready yet. Maybe my heart isn’t ready. I have a strong feeling that God is trying very hard to remind me to draw near to Him during these changes. Seek Him first. Stop “pinning” gorgeous home ideas and seek Him.

So the girl who craves change is learning to embrace familiarity and keeping things the same until God decides it’s time for change.

Five Minute Friday

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  1. says

    I can completely relate to you! I love change.. and lately I have not had any change in my world. I am learning to be patient and excellent at what I am doing where I am right now.

  2. ro elliott says

    we are neighbors @ fmf…for most of my life I did not like change…now I am finding I do like a new sense of adventure…change…but there are seasons of life that we are in a holding pattern…circling waiting to land…here we can choose frustration and impatience…or we can allow God to teach us in this place…bringing us to a place of rest and trust…I am with you as we circle…may we wait patiently for Him to land us in a new place….blessings to you~

  3. Ashley Cueto says

    Oh are we on the same page! I can SO relate to this post, as I, too, struggle with contentment and patience. I also believe that God is teaching me how to be patient and content. I feel a lot like you in wanting/needing a bigger house, as we have 3 kids in a house that is really only suitable for a family of 4. While it is charming and in a great neighborhood, I can’t help but to daydream about moving to the “next” house. We will be here 10 years at the end of this month. Unreal. My daughter was only 6 mos. old when we bought it and now she is 10…geesh. And then I had a 3rd baby 4 years ago & wondered how in the world we would make this house “work”. But with the economy (and putting 3 kids thru private school), we have been forced to stay put. I was 30 when we bought the house and I recently turned 40. Time really flies! I can’t imagine that you will have to wait much longer for the right buyer to come along, as your house is just lovely. Here’s to learning patience and contentment while remaining full of grace. Good luck!

  4. says

    I thrive on change. I get bored when everything is stagnant for too long. Being a SAHM has definitely challenged that for me. So I’m working on being content…and re-decorating and re-arranging things a lot to get me by. 😉

  5. says

    I can totally relate as well! I have found myself in that same position so many times… I also get bored with the familiar and can be impatient. It is a fine, fine line between excited and anxious. I feel like a spoiled brat sometimes. God has lavished blessing on me and I still find reason to be discontent. I can be so foolish! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Jessica says

    Every time you write about contentment and patience, I feel like God is thumping me on the head and saying, “This is you!” I appreciate your honesty and candidness about this. I too need to quit spending so much time on pinterest and more time seeking Him and enjoying the life I am living now, not preparing for the life I want.

  7. anonymous says

    gosh, this post really spoke to me. i want a baby like i’ve never wanted anything in my life before. the intensity of my desire surprises me. i never thought about it until i got married 7months ago. my most frequent prayer these days (that is…when i can stop charting my temperature, taking supplements and trolling pregnancy websites and forums long enough to pray) is “Lord, why did you give me this desire if you don’t want to give me a baby?”. patience. contentment. and bracing for the possibility that His answer might be ‘no”. sigh.

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