Five Minute Friday is a writing event that has hundreds of writers spending five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing them at http://katemotaung.com/five-minute-friday/. This week's word is Leave.
Leave seems to always have a negative connotation. People leave and it hurts. You go on leave because of something you need a break from. Changes leave you wondering what God's plan is for your life. But what if we look at leave in a positive light.
Leave those past hurts behind and go on to a new life. Leave something for good that you need a break from and start fresh. Leave the worrying to God and trust his plan.
Sometimes leaving is hard. Staying is safety, leaving is uncertainty. Leaving old hurts behind can feel like we are letting someone off the hook for the pain they have caused when in reality, we are releasing ourselves from the hold they have on us. It isn't always easy to see the reason for the leaving, but those steps forward can open doors for us we never could have dreamed of. We don't want to believe that those changes that leave us wondering can be good for us.
Leave always seems like an ending but it can bring beginnings. How do we get to the new if we hang onto the old? Leaving can allow us to look at something with fresh eyes. Distance can give us the perspective that we need to adapt to the change and accept something new.
Leave can have a positive connotation. Leaving doubts behind means we can see the potential in a situation, or people, or ourselves. Leaving unforgiveness behind means our hearts can heal and accept the good that is out there for us. And most importantly, leaving your cares to God leaves you open to see His goodness and mercy in your life.