Five Minute Friday … Afraid

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So, the timer is set for five. The word for the week this week is AFRAID… so here goes. {clock starts now}

On the outside it doesn’t appear I am afraid of too much, but inside I am quaking in fear. I can’t explain it, but so many people rely on you. I’m not afraid of failure … I am afraid of letting people down. My mind knows better. I have a God who is in control and has my best interest in mind. He created me this way. He knows my insecurities. He knows my past. He knows my present. He knows my future. So, the bigger question is, why should I be afraid at all?

I shouldn’t which is why I have a pretty hard exterior shell. Inside I need to know everything will be alright. I need the comfort.  I need the joy. And I need to remind myself I have it all in a God who sent His Son to die for me so I can rest easier.

Wow, I don’t feel as afraid anymore.


THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:  Every one of us has seen the hand of God at work in our lives.

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8 Responses to Five Minute Friday … Afraid

  1. Mary Hess says:

    Hi! Here from FMF. I love this. I’ve had the hard outer shell as well and been quaking inside. But thankfully God is helping me through that by reminding me that He is enough (as well as some other things – lol). Thanks for sharing!

  2. vickimtaylor says:

    Followed you fro FMF. Very profound post. God conquers all fear. We just have to let go and give our fears over to Him. He will take our fears and we will no longer be afraid. I like what you wrote.

  3. Mia says:

    I am glad to welcome you to the community of FMF ladies. What a joy to have a gentleman joining us! Yes, I understand that life can be at times overwhelming for a man, but I am glad to see you know the one who takes care of you!
    Much love

    • Glad to be here. I had been following Lisa Jo’s posts for a couple of months last year, but hesitated joining in because, well, most of the posts were from very talented young mothers and women and I wasn’t sure how an old geezer like me would fit in. So I asked Lisa-Jo, who cordially responded “You’re welcome to jump in and write along. We have a few other brave men who join now and again.” I don’t know how brave I am, but it’s a great exercise. I’m still awed at the talent of the FMF ladies. And I’ve “met” some wonderful people through blogging. It has been a blessing.

  4. kamici says:

    so glad you joined the FMF community. I love your vulnerability and trust in our God who is in control.

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