Maybe Something Other

Abuse Survivor, courage, Faith, Redemption, rest, Teaching, Trust, Uncategorized, Vulnerability, wonder

I’m beginning to consider other than what I’ve decided always.

Starting to let go my old responses to come what may, my old way.

Who does that? Brings a dandelion inside and places it next to the delicate dogwood bloom, adds it to the water in the little bulbous jelly jar?

I’ve never seen such a pretty arrangement. The contrast of the sticklike stem beside the velvet leaf of other.

The grass had been freshly mown and my day, not long into. The Lab and I returning inside and I paused to see the sun through the pines land on the solitary weed.

I picked it and blew towards the sky, the stem strong in my grasp; but, the feathery frond like fluff would not let go, held tight to the middle.

So, I’ve decided now, in my morning spot, that it was meant for other. It wasn’t meant to be blown away by my forceful breath and it dodged the destruction of the sharp blade of mower.

It was meant for more.

It was meant for other.

I have a task today and another tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s, I’ve asked God to help me reconsider what I’ve decided it’s purpose will be.

To cause me to let go my preconception and to be open to other.

To be accepting of what I will see, hear, feel, knowing I’m made by God, His plans for me planted and not fully seen.

I cover my eyes and my heart with other often, handicapping the growth, deciding my part.

“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

His desire is that I not be blown away.

To carry what comes my way in a different way, to do maybe something other than before. To not fade away nor be destroyed.

This morning I’m linking up with Five Minute Friday, prompted by the word and thoughts of “other” .

7 thoughts on “Maybe Something Other

  1. Oh, how I love this! These words could become my new mantra: “it was meant for other”, particularly when I yearn for difference in my life or feel left out while others shine. God has good intentions for every one of us and a beautiful plan that suits our individual circumstances. To have the grace to see all our days as grace and gift and all our gifts as only His is a much better way to love and live. Thank you, Lisanne! ❤

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  2. Beautiful Lisanne! This is one to ponder long over. There is so much ‘other’ in our hearts and lives. It made me wonder how much I miss because of doing the same all the time, over and over. I’m going to work more at staying open to other thing… perhaps blessings in disguise!!

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  3. From one who loves her comfort zone and status quo, this beautiful reminder of looking to the other resonates with my soul! Thank you for sharing, Cindy @#fmf FB page

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