I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, generous, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is time.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1 ESV
I’m on call today. I’m staring down the front end of a 16 hour shift. And if I don’t stop myself from trying to see around this amount of time, I could end up in a ridiculously bad mood. It happens. The bad moods. On the call days, I have to be so close to the Lord for strength or the time will seem to go on without end. I will have no generosity for anyone. I will be bankrupt. The call days are like marathons of time. I have to remember to put one foot in front of the other. Focus on the present moment. One minute leads to one hour leads to the finish line of this day. So I can run the race and, with the Lord’s help, be constantly generous to everyone I meet today.