Linking up with http://www.Fiveminutefriday.com. The rules are: set a timer and free write for five minutes on word prompt, then share.
Funny that is the word for this week. I am in the middle of figuring out next. I even downloaded Emily P. Freeman’s book The Next Right Thing because I needed to know. I feel like I have been given a glimpse for what is next, and a yes that is coming next, but I also feel like I received a wait with the yes. Wait for it. Just because I can do something does not mean it is the time for it. So that leaves me with I know later next, but now what is the immediate next right thing.
I think of how many times Jesus tells the disciples something during the last week He was with them before the cross, then says, you do not understand now, but later, you will. The Holy Spirit would make it clear.
I am starting to wonder if that is where my next is at, in the future. But I need more information, and more clarity that I am not ready for at this moment. So I am trusting the next thing is what I have been shown, but also trusting God’s heart that He will reveal the timing of the next. In the meantime, I am to abide and do the next right thing for today, not for the future. To walk and trust that this whole thing will make sense at some point, and if not then it is not for me to understand, but to go deeper in my relationship with Abba.