Here’s a second installment of Five Minute Friday. I missed the exercise a couple of weeks ago on FALL since I was in Illinois at my granddaughter’s graduation. I could have just skipped it, but I felt like I had skipped school … and there was an assignment due! Anyway, I did post on this week’s prompt, RHYTHM yesterday, so this is my make up assignment.
You might remember the task at hand is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker (http://lisajobaker.com/2013/06/five-minute-friday-rhythm/) 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.
The prompt, again, is FALL.
I wake up and rush through “quite” time … I fall.
My mind and fingers wander … I fall.
Instead of reacting positively to friends and family, I tear some one down with my words … I fall.
I see someone in need but I conveniently turn my back on them … I fall
Lord, it seems all I do is fall.
And a voice rings out. “I didn’t see a fall. I was there to lift you up”
“I don’t remember falls. I remember the tears of contrition from the heart.
Didn’t Saul of Tarsus plot against Me? Didn’t David sin against Me? Didn’t Peter run away from Me?
“I did not let them or the countless other saints and sinners through the ages fall because they were human. With … STOP
… true contrition in their heart, I was able to use them … and I can use you. Don’t focus on the falls. Concentrate on the contrition. And I will be there.”
Well, that’s it.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Go getters work their fingers to the bonus.
Thank you for the reminder. God can use our falls and frailties to glorify Him. Stopping by from five minute Friday.
Back to the topic. The rhythm of life is the constant in a changing world. The beat and melody may change, but the rhythm remains. Good post yourself. I’m so thankful for my FMF friends.
Funny how ‘fall’ sounds like ‘fail’ to so many of us, including you and me. It’s so easy to be hard on ourselves when really, all we are called to do is love ourselves the way we love others.
Amen. The two words seem to be connected. Good thought. Thanks.