Posts Tagged ‘5 minutes Friday’


Friday, July 29th, 2011

I have a morning ritual. I let my dog out, feed my cat and read (in)courage’s blog post for the day. It’s there that I’m sure to run smack-dab into Jesus and His encouragement for me. Before you flip out and say, “What, you’re relying on strangers for your spiritual nourishment?”. Don’t, these ladies write for HIM and if you sneak over and read—you’ll see for yourself. God is working through each writer at (in)courage and I’m blessed because of it.

Today, Lisa-Jo has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged readers to write from their heart on the topic Still. No deep thinking or pondering, just fingers to the keys writing for 5 minutes straight. So, here goes…


I’ve always been a right-now-gal! Recently, my husband said that he knows once I “get something in my head” I can’t move on until I do, buy, get, see, have it conquered! I wished immediately that it was a compliment but I knew it wasn’t. He was simply trying to reign me in from a wild goose chase that I was zipping towards.

I want it, now. I’m fast at everything. I cook, clean, drive and love at record speeds. Wasting time just bugs me. If I’m honest and I will be….I have a lot in common with Sarah in the Bible. She must have been a right-now-gal too. I mean who comes up with an idea of such desperation to “help” God by using her handmaiden to bear children with her husband? Looking back (I’ve not used another for children) but I have ran fast ahead of my Lord and tried to “handle” things in my own way. It stings to even admit it. Again, like Sarah….I have learned the hard way that things do work out.

Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.”

Today, I’m going to be a WAIT AND BE STILL right now gal. I can do that because Jehovah God is in control of my destiny. And he is in yours too.

Whew. That was hard, ya’ll! Thanks for visiting if you’re here from (in)courage.