One Word Prompt ~ Five Minutes of Writing ~ No Editing
Today's Prompt: TRUE
True: Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous.
Being a mom I get caught up in daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, wiping bottoms, and basically holding down the fort while hubby works hard for us. While doing these tasks I often lose sight of what is true. Or even what is true about me and who I am.
I start to believe lies over what is true. I become inconsistent and restless. This usually happens after a week that was difficult. Then I start to think I cannot do this. I battle myself and wonder what happened and then God sits me down and I stop and realized I have lost sight of what is true.
Quick story, just the other day I was having a busy rush around day where I had put what is true aside and concentrated on tasks. Nothing else mattered but completing these tasks, I was in the car with the boys running errands when a radio program mentioned this wife who was trying to get her husband out of jail in Iran. She went on to tell how her husband was a Christian and was trying to start an orphanage and then was thrown in jail and it has now been a year. I was heartbroken and began praying and made a mental note to look up this man Saeed Abedini.
I got out of the car and my 4 yr. old asked me what I was thinking at first I was like hurry up we need to get you new shoes and then I stopped and realized how will he know what is true if I never tell him so I told him about a daddy being in prison and how I was praying for him. My son then said oh I will pray now for him. Right then I felt like God was saying this is what is true. This moment when you teach my child to pray for those suffering that is what is true. New shoes are not a life skill but knowing to pray for was is true and having empathy towards others is.
When I listen to what is true, what is good I can be everything God intended me to be, I am consistent, content, and at ease with where I am in life. When I listen to what is true I am surprised that I ever fell for the lies. The only way to be happy is to be true to who you are. Who has God called you to be? For me it is being a teacher of what is true.
I would rather know the truth than be happy in ignorance. If I can't have both truth and happiness, give me truth. I can be happy in heaven.
~ A. W. Tozer