This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single-word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {{Rely}}

Life can be a roller coaster— it can take us to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. As someone who’s experienced both, I can attest to the fact that one of the key components of life is to rely on God.

For so long I tried to do life on my own, relying on my own strength and capabilities to get me through the day. I thought I was invincible and could handle whatever life threw my way. But time after time, I found myself failing. I couldn’t understand why, no matter how hard I tried, things just weren’t working out the way I wanted them to. Recovering control freak here.

That’s when I realized that I had to start relying on God. I had to learn to surrender my life to Him and trust in His plan for me. That’s when I realized that I need Him to get through life and all its ups and downs.

I’ve seen firsthand the power of relying on God. When I put my faith in Him, I find strength and courage to face life’s challenges head on. When I trust in Him, He provides me with direction and guidance. He gives me the peace and comfort I need when life gets tough.

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that God has a plan for my life, even when I don’t see it. When I try to control everything and force my own way, I end up going down the wrong path and feeling lost. But when I surrender control to God and trust in His plan, things fall into place.

I’ve learned that life without God is futile. I’ve experienced the joy and fulfillment that comes from relying on Him in all areas of my life. When I put my faith and trust in Him, I’m able to experience the life I was always meant to have.

Relying on God has been a game-changer in my life. Instead of constantly struggling and failing, I’ve found peace, direction, and strength in Him. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or lost, I encourage you to turn to God and trust in His plan for your life. You may be surprised at just how much He can do for you.

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  1. I relate to your post a lot, Paula! I am a recovering control freak too and I still struggle to let go at times, but I agree, there is so much peace when we can manage to hand it over to God and truly rely on him and not on ourselves.

  2. God has a plan for all Creation,
    that much is clear to me,
    but understanding’s ‘bove my station
    for I lack the eyes to see
    how a fallen world can be redeemed
    with blood and toil and tears and sweat
    even when redemption seemed
    a very, very longshot bet,
    so I think I will accept my place,
    accept that all the pain
    is somehow balanced out by grace,
    and that it will not leave a stain,
    but is (how, only Heaven knows)
    like the careful pruning of a rose.

  3. 100% agree to ALL of this!
    Thanks for this sweet reminder of how well things go when we DO rely on His strength and NOT our own. I love the CS Lewis quote at the start too!
    Jennifer, FMF

  4. Seeing the word prompt brought the same C.S. Lewis quote to mind and I also included it in my post 🙂 I am so grateful we get to rely on Him each and every day! Blessings!

  5. Absolutely! No need to worry about anything if you know God’s got it all under control.

  6. Rely, trust, and surrender are HUGE game-changers, Paula! Thanks for sharing your testimony with us!

  7. I so relate to your post, Paula.
    Love “One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that God has a plan for my life, even when I don’t see it. When I try to control everything and force my own way, I end up going down the wrong path.” Been there, done that too many times. Trying not to anymore, but still slip up once in a while.
    Feeling grateful that the Lord is so patient and never gives up on us.

  8. Paula, I agree. Whenever I insist on my way I make a mess. But God is so kind and good and gently leads me to Him where I am learning after all these years to rely only Him.

  9. Paula,
    Great post!!! Quite some time ago, when I was diagnosed with cancer, I learned to place everything in God’s hands….Or as I say….”Kiss it up to God!!” Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    1. Kiss It Up To God! I love it.

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