Five Minute Friday: Beyond

Linking up with the lovely Lisa-Jo once more, for five minutes of writing, words on the page, saying what’s in your heart.  No editing.  No worrying.

GO.

Beyond.

What’s next.

What’s coming.

As a Christian I can and do see the beyond in two ways.  The earthly beyond.  And the other beyond.

Both are unknowable, but known, in a small way.  Glimpses of what’s to come.

Whenever someone asks me a question about the future, about the beyond, I’m taking a bit of a gamble.  In this life of rush, rush, rush, five-year-plans, and ambition, we can plan all we like, but life can surprise us in big, wild, unusual ways.  God can surprise us in big, wild, unusual ways.

When someone asks me a question about the future, I can only give a vague answer.  At this stage of life people are always asking me questions (Are you going to get married?  Are you going to be a Head?  Are you going to have kids?), but the best I can do is guess.  And trust.

Trust in the One who holds all my plans.  The One who knows my beyond. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, β€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

What an amazing gift!

STOP.
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14 Comments

  1. Shanda
    27th July 2012 / 7:07 am

    So true: we can only trust in the One who holds our future and who knows the plans He has for us. I used the same verse!!!

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:36 am

      Such a great verse.

  2. Jen@IntendtoLive
    27th July 2012 / 7:43 am

    LOVE it. And I'm impressed if you can give people answers to those questions sometimes. I have NO idea. πŸ™‚

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:36 am

      The intelligence of my answers varies πŸ™‚

  3. Simply Created by Cole
    27th July 2012 / 8:03 am

    Yes, he holds our future! God does surprise in big ways. Sometimes those ways are hard, but they are always good.

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:37 am

      Amen!

  4. sheensteve
    27th July 2012 / 9:47 am

    Jeremiah 29:11 is my life verse. Thank you for an encouraging post, Claire!

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:37 am

      What a great life verse! How lovely to meet you.

  5. Denise
    27th July 2012 / 9:47 am

    So very true.

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:38 am

      πŸ™‚

  6. Riot Kitty
    27th July 2012 / 6:56 pm

    I can totally relate to that, given recent events.

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:38 am

      Bless you, sweetie. You've been such an inspiration in how you've handled it all.

  7. Lynn
    28th July 2012 / 10:35 am

    God has worked in my life the last few days and I feel great peace from it.Lovely post.

    • Claire
      31st July 2012 / 9:40 am

      I'm very pleased to hear that, Lynn. Thank you!

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