Five Minute Friday: miss

It’s easy to grieve for them: all the things we miss because we aren’t looking or aren’t looking the right direction, the roads we don’t go down, the friends who might have been ours.

But look the other way at the serendipitous missings which might be discoveries. A few minutes of rest missed to run an errand, a turn missed because of distraction, and a “For Sale” sign that might have been missed if it hadn’t been for the unexpected errand and wrong turn . . . . that might have been missed if I’d not driven into the neighborhood asking.

We don’t know the end of this particular story yet, but we know that “those who seek the Lord lack no good thing” (Ps. 34:10). In other words: we’re not going to miss out on goodness, seeking him.

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Linking up with Kate Motaung for her Five Minute Friday free-write on her prompt, miss. The pink “miss” button takes you to her site.

©2016 by Stacy Crouch

6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: miss

  1. “… we’re not going to miss out on goodness, seeking him.” Amen! I also like your idea of looking at things differently and think about those missings that become discoveries. Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #FiveMinuteFriday.

  2. I love how you point out that missings can lead to new discoveries- and that if we’re seeking God we’re not going to miss out on the good things he has for us.

  3. This is beautiful! We can’t mess up His plan. It’s amazing that those who seek Him will lack no good thing. Such a good reminder to trust and rest in Him.

  4. Thank you for this post – these ideas have been going through my head for the last month, and it was so good to see them echoed here. Elisabeth Elliot writes that everything God does is out of mercy. I’m clinging to that.

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