Five Minute Friday — Break

It’s Friday … okay, Saturday … but nonetheless, time for my Five Minute Friday contribution. FMF is, of course, that writing exercise shared by well over 100 of us fellow travelers on the road of life on a specific prompt word. And the cool thing is we get to share our words over at Kate’s place (

So, let’s get into it. The prompt is BREAK and the timer is set. So, let’s GO

I’ve been involved in Five Minute Friday writing for a little over two years, so this week’s prompt — BREAK — was apropos. I have been considering taking a break from the exercise … at least until things slow down in my life.

We’ve all felt the need to take a break, a time out, a time to regenerate.. And, we need it! But I got to thinking. What if God decided He needed a break? From us?

Now, I know God isn’t constrained by time and space so the concept of a “break” isn’t reality. We are. So, to humor me, what if God took a break in our lives?

I think He must get pretty tired of the daily drone of sin … those little ones of omission, those bigger ones of commission. And, in the next breath, we have the audacity to ask for His help only to repeat the cycle … day in, day out, ad nauseum.

What would our lives look like if God decided to just take a time out and let us flail along on our own?

It’s a pretty scary thought … at least for me. I need His presence in my life not only for the direction, but also for the inspiration and comfort seen in a child laughing, a sunrise, the first bloom … STOP

.. of spring, the warmth of summer, the fall foliage, the sun-kissed virgin snow.

I sure hope my God doesn’t take a break from me.

Well, that’s this week’s take. Run on over to Kate’s site to see what others are saying. I’m going there right after I’m done here.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. Planting Potatoes says:

    good words – God bless!


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