Christine Duncan

Precepts & Life Preservers

Purpose- Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday word prompt is Purpose!

Sometimes it’s hard to see the purpose in something.

Let’s be real, how many would love a crystal ball just once and be able to at least see where all of the hard things were going to take us.

To say something may be for our ultimate good, to say that our story is being worked out eventually, can sound so abstract when we’re overdue for answers.

The frustration builds. The doubts fly in. The waiting becomes torment.

And so we forget something even greater.

The purpose of all of this is to make HIM the answer we crave.

The purpose of all of this is to make HIM the answer we crave. Click To Tweet

“Lord, I don’t hear You answering me today!”

When in fact, He’s been trying to connect with us on a much different frequency. Saying over all our frustration, “But My child, I AM your answer in this. Period.”

Sometimes that is the purpose.

To see Him more clearly. To acknowledge He is our everything. To stop defining it all as ours and start making it all His.

Suddenly, we don’t have to wonder. We can just watch. Watch the Answer provide, heal, secure, rescue, correct, assure, supply.

We realize He IS provision. He is healing. He is secure. He is rescue incarnate.

Go on, think about what it is you’re lacking today. Now give it His face. Because what we need is The Solution. He’s waiting.

And now, it may not be hard to see the purpose at all.

He’s been right here the whole time.


Taking part in Kate Motaung’s #FiveMinuteFriday
and the prompt today was, you guessed it, “purpose.”
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  1. Loved this! He is THE ANSWER! Thanks so much for writing this today, and for sharing it. Visiting from #48

    • Christine Duncan

      March 3, 2017 at 12:06 PM

      Oh, I’m so glad, Carol! I just visited your site, can I tell you how much I loved your image of the flowers, thank you for bringing spring to my screen, we’re over here in very cold temps in Ontario, Canada, and spring often takes a while 😉 Blessings and have a great weekend, friend!

  2. This is a great post, Christine! So often I want to understand it all and know why something has happened, but I think often our questions force us to acknowledge we don’t have the answers and turn us to God who, as you say, is the answer. It’s not easy but our doubts and difficulties can certainly draw us closer to him.

    • Christine Duncan

      March 6, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      Sometimes I catch myself wondering why it isn’t easier to allow the doubts to bring us closer to Him, why I let them get in my way, way more than they should… that’s the sneaky work of the enemy and our old nature… so I’m working more than ever to keep a running list of thanks and proof of His already-faithfulness in my life when I feel doubt creeping up on me. Hard work sometimes, for sure, training the heart and soul to rely on Him more! Thanks, Lesley, love your words today!

  3. Christine, this is a profound post. You are so right. WE need to be craving Him, not some earthly answer or satisfaction. I hadn’t pictured it quite the way you described it, but I love the idea of putting God’s face over that thing we’re wanting and yearning for. Thanks for sharing this, friend!

    • Christine Duncan

      March 6, 2017 at 11:23 AM

      Jeanne, it was actually my own sweet mom who once challenged me years ago with this question, “So are you putting your faith in the thing you want God to do, or are you putting your faith only in the God who can do anything?” and gosh, but years later when I catch myself looking to hard for a specific answer, I remember this and have to go back and put God in that place of deliberate focus instead. So easily distracted, lol, but He’s a patient and gracious God, isn’t He? So grateful you stopped by, hope your week is filled up with Him!

  4. He really is all we need! Have a blessed weekend.

  5. This is beautiful, Christine! Your neighbor #22 at #fmf

    • Christine Duncan

      March 6, 2017 at 11:14 AM

      Aw, thanks Sarah! Appreciate you stopping by! What a great writing community! Blessings 🙂

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