GUIDE: Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday is a weekly opportunity for this writer to “push” herself, writing five minutes on a single word-prompt. It’s always interesting to see where different people’s minds take them when challenged by the same word. Check out the link-up sometime.




It’s a topic that’s been on my mind a lot lately. Specifically, vision as it relates to seeing with the eyes. When things “go dark” for someone, they initially require assistance; someone to guide them.


Someone they can trust.





When life is dark, the path unclear, it does no good to look too far into the distance. I might just get tripped up on whatever lies at my feet.


I need first to live in the moment, to find clarity in the present before moving on.


I need a trusted “someone” to help me keep from tripping over the stick in the road, the crack in the sidewalk.


Someone who can see the clear picture and be my eyes.


The same’s true in the spiritual realm. I need Someone I can trust.


Someone who not only sees my future, but who also sees the unseen in the present.


Someone who can keep me from tripping, making too-quick decisions.


God sent the Holy Spirit to be that “someone” for us. He doesn’t direct us on his own, but instead passes along the clear directions from the One who’s Word matters most.


When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13 ESV)




Who are you trusting today to be your guide into the Unknown?



  1. The Holy Spirit…our seeing-eye-dog, supplied by God!

    For me there are rapids ahead, and it’s gonna hurt, and I’m gonna die. But beyond them are still waters.

    How do I know?

    He told me.

    #1 at FMF this week.

  2. I’m trusting God to be my guide. It’s not always easy but I know that His path leads to best and most beautiful views. Even though sometimes the way getting there is an uphill climb!

    Blessings to you,

  3. It is comforting, when things are unclear to us, to know that God knows the past, present and future and that he promises to guide us and walk with us.

  4. Beautiful and inspiring words, Susan! I’ve been reading a lot about living in the present, so it must be something the Lord wants me to do more of. I get caught up in looking down the road far too often! Thanks for your thoughts on “guide.” I do so want to let the Spirit be my Guide in all things I do and say!