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Five Minute Friday: See

Five Minute Friday is a writing event that has hundreds of writers spending five minutes all writing on the same topic and then sharing them at This week's word is See.

I wish I was better at seeing with my eyes of faith than the eyes in the middle of my head. My heart tells me the things I know are true, that God has a good plan for me, that I am a child of the most high God. But where I fall short is living that. My brain wants to see proof. My brain wants to see those plans, rolled out on a table like a blueprint for a new house. My brain wants other people to see me the way God sees me, to treasure me and believe I am filled with the gifts He has given me.

I often wonder why I don't trust more. Why do I take the hard path of needing to see things, instead of trusting everything I've read in His word. Why do I spend time worrying about things that I have no control over? Why can't I see that turning everything over to God would make my life so much easier and so much better.

I've hesitated to devote too much time to looking at Google stats and looking at the page views of my blog. I know that what I see in the comments section is not a true reflection of who might have been comforted by my blog. Once again, there's that pesky need to see to validate.

Lord, help me to see with my heart, not with my brain. To see that you formed me and love me, no matter what others see or don't see in me. To see those who need my help. To see just how blessed I am.


  1. Andrea, you sound quite human, just as God created you and me! I so often feel like Thomas, who needed to see things. I'm thankful God understands and continues to help me "see" with more than my eyes. (stopping by from FMF)

    1. I am so thankful too! And I am thankful you for your comment - I'm so glad you stopped by!

  2. I am thankful for all the times God call invites us to see, or literally shows, or is patient with those who want to see. Because I, too, want to see. I, too, wrestle with the difference between what I know to be true and what I see before me. So those passages encourage me to be in the place of "I believe, help me in my unbelief."
    May we all continue to move toward seeing with God's eyes.


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