Another Thursday night so it is time for Five Minute Friday. The word is SAFE
When I was in Afghanistan I never really felt safe.
When you are in the military you are not supposed to put your hands in your pockets. And to that I wonder why they give you pockets. 🙂 Anyways, I would always get in trouble for putting my hands in my pockets and I would commonly say, “I might die tomorrow so I’m going to put my hands in my pockets.”
Looking back I wonder why I don’t live the way that I did. Maybe the danger was more real overseas, but even now I could die tomorrow. What would I really want to do? What kind of life do I want to live? Maybe it something small like putting your hands in your pockets so you can be comfortable, but maybe it is something big like writing a book or maybe even skydiving.
What are you waiting for? You could die tomorrow. No one is safe. We don’t have any guarantee what tomorrow will bring. I hope that I can live with perseverance and try to remember what it was like to live with the chance of death being so close and still so far away. It was there and it changed how I looked at things.
Now that I am a mom when I think of safety I think about my kids. How God protects them. What we do as parents to take care of them. What can keep them safe? Nothing really, but we always have hope that tomorrow will come and our babies will still be here.
But what would you change if that wasn’t true. Live like life isn’t safe because you never know what will happen next.
This month my MOPS group is doing a 28 Day Challenge. Each day we are challenged with either a truth or a dare. It has been fun so far to have a challenge each day. The truths make you think about things we often don’t give ourselves space to think about and the dares can be something small like breathing for 5 minutes or counting 100 stars (which by the way was impossible to do in LA and the weather didn’t help).