Friday, January 4, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Opportunity

I am jumping back into Five Minute Fridays today, just for fun.  Do you want to join in?  Head over here...

Five Minute Friday


Today as I was reading Lord of the Rings, and the whole cast of characters were trying to figure out who was going to get rid of the ring, the following quote jumped out at me, "If I understand alright all that I have heard, he said, I think that this task is appointed for you, Frodo, and that if you do not find a way, no one will."  The words gripped me in such a way that it almost startled me.  I put the book down, searching for a pencil, needing to underline the quote, mark the moment, somehow.

I often choose to believe that someone else would be a better mother than me.  A better wife.  Better at keeping this house of mine.  Someone else would know how to teach Ada those vowels or organize the toys or stick to the budget.  Someone else, someone else, someone else...

"I think that this task is appointed for you, Frodo, and that if you do not find a way, no one will."

John...Ada...Scott...they are my task.  My gigantic opportunity.  If I don't embrace these years, these precious, hard, young children, tight budget, years--who will?

Help me, Lord.


hsmominmo said...

Stopping by from Five Minute Friday. I enjoyed your words today - I'll be sharing them with my LOTR-following family. I'm sure God will be presenting opportunities daily, I pray you make the most of them!

Sonja said...

Wow! What a quote! I feel that way so often - that someone else would do a better job than I am doing. Thanks for this reminder that these tasks have been given to me and I need to do my best for His glory. Thanks for this great post on opportunity!! God bless.

Janis Cox said...

You got it. This is your opportunity to be the best you can. But never look back - always look forward. Each moment of every day is important.
I love your quote.
No one can do your job.
God has put you in this position for such a time as this. (Esther)
So look to Him and continue on.

Bekka said...

It's interesting the timing God has. I opened the link to this post in a separate tab, but before I could get around to reading it, my 4 year old daughter and I had a big spat. I left her in tears in her room, tears in my eyes, too, just wondering how I could be a good enough mother to her.

Thank you for this.

Jerralea said...

Good word! No one can do what you have been called to do. Don't let yourself think someone else could do a better job. God will enable YOU to do His will.