Five Minute Friday … Because

It’s Friday. Time for Five Minute Friday.

Under Kate Motaung’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 move you.

Our word this week is BECAUSE.

I’ve been guilty of it many times. One of the kids would ask a question and I would respond Because …

Now, sometimes, the word just hung there because I needed more time to process an answer. Others times, it was a hereditary response passed down from my father.

And that got me to thinking. It is a heredity reflex from our Father, our heavenly Father, although I was always on the asking side of the question when I received the answer Because …

Because … It’s not time yet.

Because… It’s not good for you.

Because … You’re not ready for it yet.

Because … It will hurt you.

Because … You’ll ruin the surprise.

Because … You haven’t done your jobs {like spending time with Me}

Because … You haven’t been listening to Me.

Because … It’s not in your best interest.

Because … I know better than you do.

Because … I’ve been there, you haven’t.

Because … You  misbehaved.

Because … STOP

Just because …

And my favorite, Because … I said so.

There may be some wisdom from the Father. Just because.

Fell free to contribute your own “because” Dadisms. And don’t forget to check out Kate’s spot for other takes on the word (

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The only opinion of you that is important is God’s.


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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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6 Responses to Five Minute Friday … Because

  1. Dave Seyer says:

    Sometimes BECAUSE was enough!!!

  2. Tammy says:

    Yup! I don’t think those are just Dadisms, but Momisms as well!


  3. Yes, the “because” answers I’ve received from our heavenly Father have always been right. Of course, I usually don’t realize this until much later! Great take on this prompt.

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