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Five Minute Friday: IF

It's Five Minute Friday when I join with a tribe of writers. We are given a one-word prompt and get to write for five minutes flat.


If only I hadn't ...
I would be doing great, if only ...
If I had _____, then life would be fantastic.
If only this happened, I would be happy.

Oh, that word if. So many phrases enter my mind.

LIfe doesn't go the way I plan. People don't act the way I wish they would. Circumstances happen that are beyond my control.  God doesn't always answer my prayers the way I anticipate.

But God is in control. I believe that. He has a plan for my life, and He can use the circumstances in my life for His purposes.

" . . . if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

If only, I would seek God's face and trust His plans for my life.  I learn from my mistakes. I realize I have a choice in the way I respond when circumstances don't go my way. And I thank Him for His continued presence in my life.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Yes, it is wonderful that we have a choice how we will respond...which voices we will listen to...and the power to leave free from the traps and prisons of the "what ifs" of life! Encouraged by your post today!

  2. Great post! Remembering that God is in control definitely helps in times of uncertainty or when things are not going according to our plan! Visiting from FMF #6.

  3. yes! "If only I would seek the face of God..."

  4. To use the circumstances of my life for His purposes is a profound thought. Thank you for visiting my blog.


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