{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker}

Five Minute Friday

How it works: Write on one word for five minutes. No editing. Then link up your post with the rest of the brave writers on Five-Minute Friday and encourage them by reading and commenting on what they’ve shared. {All the details for how to play along are here.}

Today’s word: Release


“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
    “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so my ways are higher than your ways
    and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8-9

I am but a sojourner in this world.

I am in the world, but I am not of the world.

I am of the great I Am.

I belong to Christ, bought by his blood, redeemed by his sacrifice, loved unconditionally, and now, because of that, this world is an opportunity to let go of me and take hold of Jesus.


The world tells me that I must make my own way.

But Jesus says that He is the Way.

The world defines success in self-serving terms.

But Jesus says that living successfully is about this self serving others.

The world is noisy, busy, based on doing and getting done and To Dos.

But Jesus invites me to be: to be still, to be a servant, to be forgiving, to be a city on a hill, to be a light in a dark world, to be hope in a hopeless, hurting world.

Jesus invites me to release the conventional wisdom of this world and to embrace his ways.

This is a choice I have to make every day because the world beckons with its version of wisdom.

But the world’s ways make me weary. The world’s ways make demands that are impossible to meet daily. The world’s ways too often lay claim to my hope and my joy and my peace. Life becomes a race to something undefined. Life becomes about doing and pursuing the temporary. Life becomes exhausting.

flower bud

This is not what Jesus called me to. This is not what Jesus offers me. He offers peace and hope and delight. He gives me the desires of my heart and invites me to change the world.

How amazing is that? Your Kingdom come, Jesus, in small ways through me, through my living out my life with you.

Because I am but a sojourner in this world.



4 thoughts on “Which Way Do I Go?

  1. Let Go, that is one of the meanings of the word release. I wrote a post about it too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I liked it. Visiting frome #fmf

  2. “Let go of me and take hold of Jesus.” Well said. “Opportunity” is a great word too. There are so many opportunities to let go and talk hold. The harder part, for me, is the let go part. With my hands free, embracing Jesus is release and rest.
    Thank you for your words.
    I’m visiting from FMF.

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