[Five Minute Friday] Find

People who know me would probably agree that I am a patient person.
Someone who can wait.
But there are exceptions.
When it comes to finding something I can be really impatient. Like a small child that is supposed to find a toy in its mess of a room. I look once and don’t find it, “See? I looked and I didn’t find anything.” And then I sulk.
I become impatient.
At the toy that’s not there. At the world for no obvious reason. At myself.

The Bible also talks about seeking in the famous verse:

Seek and KEEP ON SEEKING and you will find. 

See, I guess I am not so good with that second part.
I seek and I often don’t find. 
Because I don’t keep on seeking. 
I don’t have the courage and patience to go after something again and again. And probably again the next day.

Not finding means missing out on some of the great things in life.
The beauty of nature in unexpected places because we walk around with our eyes closed.
Depth in friendships because we don’t keep on investing in someone.
The strength and courage in ourselves which will only grow if we take on a challenge.
The Lord’s peace that only comes when we stay close to Him.
The gift of His presence we often don’t detect in the hectic of every day life. 
We will find things we never set out to seek in the first place – let’s be more adventurous and patient to find them!

Writing with many others over at Five Minute Friday today. 

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

7 thoughts on “[Five Minute Friday] Find”

  1. Yes, Katha – that patient persistence is like the roots of our lives going down deep. I was just reading again that parable of the sower, and it's good to land on the fertile soil, going deep, not a quick sprouting and withering in shallow soil, but a deep, deep and fruitful life. Praying you'll have joy on that journey of pressing in where the results are not as speedy as you'd like.

  2. Kathy, yes!! I think many of us feel this way too. And so much this: “The gift of His presence we often don't detect in the hectic of every day life.” I'm parked over in the #16 spot this week.

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