I am uninspired as I read the prompt for this week’s Five Minute Friday.1 “Compromise” is the word for the day. Nothing comes to mind. In fact, I find myself disappointed, perhaps even a bit annoyed that I didn’t receive a more inspiring or fun word to contemplate, a word that coincides with my thoughts in recent days.
No, I just won’t do this one.
And isn’t compromise an irritating word? Someone has to make a sacrifice. No one gets exactly what they want.
But does someone gain a portion of what they want if I concede some of what I want? Are we better off sharing and releasing some of our wishes, instead of standing apart, choosing sides, refusing to budge? What do we gain if no one gives or takes?
And so today I write.
Thank you, God, for this humbling lesson about my own self-interest, my own stubbornness. Free me from my selfish stances. Keep me from digging in my heels and instead, help me to step out always with your love and grace.
I have been working on a new blog series which will begin next week, “Can I Ask You Something, Jesus?” I pray that these will bless your spiritual journey, and I appreciate your prayers as well!