Could

In Everything Give Thanks

Joining today with the #Five Minute Friday group of writers who write for 5 minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s prompt is: Could

The word could refers to choice; I could do something, or I could choose not to do it, but I have the means and am able to do it. Whereas the word should give me the impression of having some sort of pressure to it. I feel obligated to do something or other, I feel I should do it.

So choices? Should I, could I, do I want to? Often I do feel pressure, either from society, from friends, from family or even from myself to always be ‘doing’ as if my worth was measured in what I have achieved. At the end of the day do my achievements of the day add up to whether it was a good day or not?

So what if I just made the choice to sit and ‘be’ as opposed to be ‘doing’, could I be satisfied with that, could I count my worth that I have just sat and been with the Lord, been with my own thoughts and feelings?

Could I, should I, do I want to? Choices. Every day there are choices, some days I may choose the right ones, other times I may not always get it right, but always I have the choice to come before the Lord and ask Him, seek Him – could I, should I, do You want me to? And always I have the choice to give thanks – could I, should I; yes I could and yes I should, even if I don’t necessarily want to!

So Lord, make Your paths plain to me, that I may know what I could and should be doing for Your kingdom and may I always choose to give thanks to You. Amen.