August 26 2017

Guide (Five Minute Friday)

When I was growing up, it seems I heard “Let your conscience be your guide.” all the time. That served me well because a little guilt goes a long way. When I became a parent, I had to consider what I did and what sort of example I was setting for the little ones. Sometimes knowing I was setting the example for them changed the course of action I decided to take.

When I need guidance now, I pray about what to do and wait to see what guidance God gives me. Sometimes the guidance comes in the form of a phrase or verse. I try to let the Word guide my writing.

One of the most reassuring verses I have found is Jeremiah 29:11. It calms my inner perfectionist and helps me to simply say, “Thy will be done.”

This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up!
The prompt this week is: Guide
The assignment: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.

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Posted August 26, 2017 by Karen Beidelman in category "Five Minute Friday

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  1. By Lisa McClanahan on

    I think waiting for guidance can be the hardest thing. Sometimes I just want to take things into my own hands and do what I want.

    I’m your Five Minute Friday neighbor this week.

  2. By Liz on

    That’s my favourite Bible verse! Such a great promise to hold onto.
    Visiting from FMF #65

  3. By Cheryl on

    “It calms my inner perfectionist…” I never thought of Jeremiah 29:11 that way. I’ve thought about it when I’m going through difficulties (or anticipating it). But what of my own failings? He has plans—and those plans include his knowledge of my frailty. Thank you for a fresh look.


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