Five Minute Friday – PATH

It’s Friday again! Every week, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is PATH! Go!

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Path 1

Path. What a week to be writing about this word.

I’ve actually been contemplating this word all week. Not in the sense of “where will this path lead me?” but in wondering “where might I be today if Jesus hadn’t rescued me?”  Yes, it’s a rhetorical question, but it’s a good question to ask it sometimes.

Where might I be today? Maybe divorced, maybe childless, maybe depressed, maybe dead.

Last weekend, I finally wrote about my 25-year battle with Tendonitis and I have been surprised at the emotional fall-out from getting it down on paper. Thoughts and feelings that have long been dormant have suddenly come surging to the surface. Grief, anger, sadness, relief, gratefulness. All of them and more.

And I’ve realized afresh that God REALLY does know what He’s doing with us. He knows the final destination, and He really can get us there.

Like I wrote in my story,

When the enemy blinds you with bad news, God sees the promise! I could only see the reality of not being able to play piano again, but He saw a future filled with love, melodies, and joy. The detour was sooo much better than my original plan!”

So today, on this Five Minute Friday, my heart is full of worship at how Father has rescued and restored and resurrected me. He has led me down the perfect path.

Path 2

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14 replies
  1. Lise-Mari
    Lise-Mari says:

    It’s amazing how our focus can sometimes get stuck on the “now”, making us lose perspective and forget that this is in fact a journey, that God already knows the outcome of. What a relief that Someone knows what’s going on, cause most days I don’t have a clue!

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    • Shauna Blaak
      Shauna Blaak says:

      I completely agree. It’s so comforting to know that we can trust Him to get us there. The goal then becomes ‘keeping-in-step with Holy Spirit,’ minute by minute, day by day, and letting Him lead us.

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  2. Debby
    Debby says:

    We’re neighbors again Shauna! 😉 I like your question on where would you be had God not rescued you. What a great question to ask ourselves. It will surely set us on the path of gratitude.

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    • Shauna Blaak
      Shauna Blaak says:

      Exactly! We asked this question of ourselves this week in our mentoring meetings. It was sobering, and incredibly powerful! At least 3 of the 10 women admitted that they would probably be dead had Jesus not saved them. It reminded me of the verse that says “we’ve been save to the UTTERMOST.”
      Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂

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  3. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    How comforting is it to know no matter how lost we feel God knows our coordinates, our direction, our dreams, our deepest emotions, scars, our life story, and our life future, that He doesn’t lose track of us. He is always moved by love for us. I think somedays my GPS stating “recalculating, recalculating..” as I feel I have lost grips with where I am. Thank the Father that He knows and never loses our spot.
    Thanks for sharing this week Shauna, I always love your authentic posts I feel I get to know you a bit more every time, you are encouraging me to write more authentically, and raw with no fear of where I am or who I am. <3 Lots of love.

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    • Shauna Blaak
      Shauna Blaak says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel! Your words are precious to me too. I’m so glad to be on the same team. Bring on the authenticity, girl!
      Thanks for visiting today!

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    • Shauna Blaak
      Shauna Blaak says:

      Thank you so much, Andrew. I am both humbled and honoured by your encouragement.
      Thanks for visiting this week. (and Congrats on reclaiming your #1 spot 😉

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  4. Emma Hughes
    Emma Hughes says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing your painful journey and how it felt to have to give up on such a fundamental part of your life – very inspiring. You have processed it so well and asking that question is so powerful! Thanks for sharing xx

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  5. Jeanne Takenaka
    Jeanne Takenaka says:

    Awww, Shauna, I love your change in perspective. Your words you shared in your meme spoke to me. It’s easy to focus more on the destination and forget the path that gets me there, to overlook the lessons and opportunities to meet with God along that path.

    Beautiful!

    PS—Sorry I’m so late in visiting. Crazy weekend. 🙂

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  6. Mandy Hughes
    Mandy Hughes says:

    So true!!! Where would I be without Jesus 😉
    Such hope in your writing…”Don’t confuse your path with your destination.”
    I look forward to reading more!

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