Five Minute Friday — Mess

It’s Friday. Do you know what that means?

It’s time for Five Minute Friday!

Under Lisa Jo Baker’s direction (, hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the Spirit channel your mind and imagination through your fingers..

Our word today is MESS.

The timer is set and it’s time to write. GO.

Let’s face it. Life is messy. No matter how persnickety you are about having a pristine house … it just isn’t going to happen with kids, dogs, weather and a thousand things beyond your control.

And, no matter how persnickety you are about having a pristine life … it just isn’t going to happen as long as you have a breath or interact with anyone, including yourself. We can make a mess of situations or relationships quite easily.

Messes happen … in the kitchen, in the house and in our lives.

I don’t have a problem accepting that. The trick, however, is how you respond to the mess. You could ignore it and hope somehow magically it will go away or the paw prints will dissolve or the sink full of dishes will miraculously wash, dry and restack themselves in the cupboard. Or you can dig in, get a helping hand or two from perhaps the guilty culprits and clean up the mess.

In life its’ the same way. We can run away from our messes or we can ignore our messes, hoping somehow they will resolve themselves. Or we can get down on our knees and ask for help. But don’t ask God to solve the problem. Instead let His Spirit infuse you with the answers and will … STOP

… to clean up the messes in your life.

It’s isn’t pretty. In fact it’s downright ugly. But no one can clean up your or my personal messes except you and I.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The day you step into your future is the day you step out of your past.

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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10 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Mess

  1. Kaleena says:

    I love this!!!! Agree with you!!

  2. Julee says:

    Agreed! It’s time to clean up our messes, not someone else’s mess. Our mess. Great words, hope to be back for more of your blog. God bless,

  3. Lisa says:

    Yep, that interaction thing gets us quite often! So much easier to wall off, but His Spirit urges to get involved, even if it is messy. Great post and super “thought to remember”.

  4. zippiknits says:

    oh yes. we must clean up our own messes. Well, sometimes there is a visit from the Merry Maids, but, mostly, it doesn’t happen. The men with shovels? hehe

  5. mzkoko78 says:

    “In fact, it’s downright ugly.” Admittedly, this is one of the reasons, I tend to busy myself so I don’t have to face the ugliness of the mess that, in my case, I create (no kids, pets)… 🙂 But it is a true eye opener, to say the least!! 🙂

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