Today I am linking up with the women of Five Minute Friday. The idea is simple. Write for five minutes flat on the week’s posted topic. This week’s word is : convenient.

I like things to be convenient, I like things to be at a convenient height for my shortness, I like things to be conveniently laid out for the morning so that I am not rushing, I like going to the local shop rather than drive to the supermarket because it is convenient. I like having visitors when it is convenient, I like meeting up with friends when it is convenient .

But what about when it is a busy week and someone needs help, or an extra church meeting is called, or someone wants to come and stay.? How do I react when people and things get in the way and come at a time when they are not convenient.?

Then I need grace, grace to be disturbed, Grace to go out when it is not convenient, Grace to extend mercy when it doesn’t suit me. I need to be saved from my convenient life and be willing to be stretched, flexible and expanded to live a reaching out kind of life, where others are put first before my convenience!

4 thoughts on “Convenient”

  1. I’m glad you joined in at Five Minute Friday, Fiona! And I agree, convenience is comfortable and it is easy to make that a priority but it is important to be flexible and willing to help others even when it’s not convenient to us.

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  2. That phrase is going to resonate with me for while: ‘I need grace to be disturbed’
    Thank you.
    Your FMF Neighbour #37


  3. Love this, Fiona, and love the concept of finding grace in the inconvenient.

    They came when they were sick,
    two absent neighbour’s dogs,
    and I wonder why they picked
    me, to soil my threadbare togs.
    They came in hope for care,
    and for a warm embrace,
    for comfort, and they dare
    to lick my stern hard face.
    My heart is thus fast-melted
    by their innocence and faith
    my hard mien is unbelted
    by an opportunity for grace.
    If we but take Mary’s part,
    there’s love to share within our heart.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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