I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s BETTER) and write for five minutes about it.
I’m pursuing a deeper relationship, and every choice I make takes me closer to, or farther away, from the One who holds my heart.
I am blessed, at this point in my life, to have the gift of time, but time was something I always had—there have always been twenty-four hours in a day, as far as I know.
Once a good portion of my day was constrained by the priorities of a corporation, but I still had choices to make during those hours to walk with grace and integrity, and I had a good measure of non-work hours that I chose to fill, one way or another, with things that took me closer to, or farther away. Now, I set my own schedule.
I didn’t always choose wisely, then. Sometimes, I don’t now. But an awareness of the end game, and a desire for the One I seek helps me make better choices.
To be still, rather than busy.
To listen rather than speak.
To read this, instead of that.
To adore, rather than ask.
To be kind, rather than harsh.
And countless other better ways that shape and form my character, even as they are an outflowing of it. Better ways, that lead me closer the Best.