The Wishing Game

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The Wishing Game

thewishinggame“Click. Click.” Jenny scrolled through the music library on her laptop looking for the perfect song to fill her up. She settled on a Billy Joel classic: I Love You Just the Way You Are.

As she listened to the melody, Jenny fell back into the memories of the “Billy Joel” days all those decades ago. She could see her young and insecure self constantly playing the wishing game… I wish I were… I wish I could… I wish I had…

The memories keep rolling into others, and she remembered listening to others’ negative-self talk, and how she had let it sink in. On top of her own self-perception issues, she didn’t need this from friends as well. Jenny was so glad when she finally broke away from that group.

Though she now surrounded herself with positive people, those wishing games still played in her head at times. Click To Tweet

Jenny opened her Bible, flipping the pages to Psalms 139:14.

“You are God’s creation. You are beautifully and wonderfully made,” she spoke aloud paraphrasing the scripture. “When doubts start flooding back I will claim these words.”

Jenny grabbed her pen and scribbled on her notebook…

Remember this…
You are a beauty who is a work of art created by the Master Artist.
We are all flawed because of sin. We all make mistakes. Ask for forgiveness. For any improvements needed, you will discuss it with Him.

The song was gone, and God’s Word remained.

“I think You set me up with that song, Father,” Jenny chuckled. “Do you love me just the way I am?” she asked. “I will bring all my self-doubt to you. The only wishing game I will play from now on is what You wish for me.”

(c) Copyright 2018 BG Jenkins









This was written in response to the Weekly Writing Prompt 2/6/2018.

The prompt was to: Turn On The Radio And Write A Story Based On The First Song You Hear.

I Love You Just The Way You Are


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I have been writing in journals, diaries, poems and creating short stories since my teen years. Writing became a way to release the never-ending ideas, thoughts and sentences that rambled around in my mind; waiting to find a place in a story.

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