Friday, October 17, 2014

Five Minute Friday: "Long."

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.

long - (noun) having considerable linear extent in space:  having considerable duration in time

long - (verb) to have an earnest or strong desire or craving; yearn:

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12


What happens when the longing gets too long?  The things I long for are not evil desires, but good.  All my longings take effort, rather than wishful thinking.  What happens if I throw in the effort and nothing happens?  I'll still be much better off for putting in the effort, rather than hoping and dreaming but not putting feet and hands to it.

At one point, King David asked God in the Psalms, "How long, O Lord?"  Sometimes I have to deal with myself when I start thinking like that.  My time is linear and finite; God's is infinite.  I'm always afraid I'll run out of time; God has all the time in the world.  I am in a hurry; He is patient.  I want it all now; He wants it for me at the right time.



  1. I'm your FMF neighbor. And my goodness, do I sound like King David so much of the time! How long until adoption #2? How long until finances aren't this tight? How long until we find the RIGHT therapies for our daughter, instead of ones that seem like we're just spinning our wheels? Thanks for sharing your take on "long" this week.

  2. I like these thoughts. How long when we can just live where we are instead of waiting for something to be done.

    1. It's all a matter of knowing when to be content and when to be satisfied. Thanks.