My Princess does not like the editing process. She is in second grade, and does not like it when I ask her to erase a word and spell it correctly, or rewrite a sentence, so that the thought that she is trying to express is more clear. She does not have patience during the revision process. Her attitude about refining her work might make our homeschool days a little more challenging, but I know that patience is not one of my strong suits either. I sometimes feel like I am circling the same mountain in the refining process working through lessons that I should have learned long ago. I am so thankful for the Lord’s patience with me. He teaches me, sometimes revealing the same truth to through multiple methods, so that I will get it. I need to trust Him in the refining process, release my fears and control issues, and let Him work.
Refine is the Five Minute Friday word for the week. Each Friday I gather with a bunch of friends to write for five minutes on the topic of the week. You can learn more about Five Minute Friday here.