{Five Minute Friday} Afraid

{Today I’m joining the wonderful LisaJo of thegypsymama and a beautiful community of bloggers for the 5 minute Friday writing prompt. Today the word is AFRAID.}

Honestly, I am afraid that I will not live God’s plan for my life. His plan is guaranteed to be so much bigger, better, and awesome… and just plain holy! (Can plain and holy even go together?) Yet, there are times when I know that I am doing my plan or just muddling around in the dark.

Lately, I’ve been sincerely praying to God to show me His plan for my life. My mission. My ministry. How I can help build His Kingdom. I am asking God to reveal to me how I can be used by him each day, every moment to his Highest Good, which I know is mine too.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

My prayer:

Dear God,

Please give my life a sense of purpose. I surrender my life to you.

“Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say, and to whom?” (I heard Marianne Williamson share this prayer on Oprah and I thought this was so fantastic.)

I know that if I am following God’s purpose for my life that I will never feel afraid.

wishing you hope, joy, peace and purpose,


Five Minute Friday


12 thoughts on “{Five Minute Friday} Afraid

  1. sarasamomx5 says:

    Visiting from FMF: A wonderful prayer. I’ve been working on surrendering everything to God too. It is certainly the unnatural thing to do,which is probably why we struggle with it. Thanks for this honest entry. Blessings to you.


  2. aseedinspired says:

    your mission? you ministry? well I have found myself with the same questions… but then I heard from Him…you are in your mission wherever you are
    you are a missionary where ever you are.
    Whether you are doing a good job or a bad… you are a missionary every moment.
    steward what you are are given and prepare for more.


  3. Grace Biskie (@gabwithgrace) says:

    I came thisclose to starting my #fmf post the *exact* same way…something along the lines of “God, I’m afraid I’ll do this all wrong, this whole life thing.” Those fears that we will somehow get off the beaten path can be so real and so anxiety producing, eh? Glad to know I’m not alone in this. Just stopping through from #fmf & so nice to meet you here!


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