Five Minute Friday — More

Another Friday. Another Five Minute Friday post.

I don’t think I’ve ever told you how important these five minute writing exercises are to me {yeah, you’ve heard before … just about every week}. They are. I look forward to getting the prompt word, pondering it, letting the neurons out to roam free, collecting their thoughts, transcribing them and sharing them at Kate’s place, http://katemotaung.com/2017/04/27/five-minute-friday-more/. Then I get to sit back and read what my fellow writers have posted. It’s always enlightening and a perfect segue into the weekend and Sunday worship.

That’s my pitch. Lately I’ve been including snippets from other writers, taken from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. Listen to why Kimberly finds Five Minute Friday so rewarding. Maybe she can convince you to visit or, better yet, give it a try!

“I found Five Minute Fridays as I was struggling to balance motherhood with the demands of a robust career. Working 40+ hours a week, raising a daughter and trying to be a good wife/daughter/friend left me feeling drained and emotionally exhausted. But each Friday, my spirit was renewed as I carved out a few moments for myself. And over and over again, as I read the beautiful writing of others and as they commented on my own submission, the stress slipped away, even if for the briefest of time. I made connections that blessed me in unimaginable ways.”

The prompt this week is MORE and the timer is set, so it’s time to GO…

We live in a “More” generation. We want more … more money, more comforts, more toys, more technology.

Hmmm.

I’m all for more, but — as I stated previously — I am comfortable with enough. But in thinking it through a little further, I should really want less. After all, we are told, less is more. James tells us that plainly in his third chapter, verse 30. He (Christ) must become greater; I must become less.

Let Jesus shine through. The more I am in the forefront, the less Jesus is. It’s really the reverse. The less I am the focus, the more Jesus is.

This translates to all facets of our lives. Professionally, leaders are not those who rule with the most power, it is the one who works collaboratively recognizing there is a team at work. Personally, the more I am the focus, the less anyone else is. It becomes me, me, me. Spiritually, do we act like the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-14 boasting of his faith or like the tax collector asking God to forgive him, a sinner?

More is not always the prize. Your ... STOP

{my} willingness to become subservient –to become less — is the greater prize.

Have mercy on me.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Life is in the fine print.

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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 — More

  1. Amy says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever visited your blog before! lol, that’s one reason why I like FMF–never know who you’ll “meet” along the way!

    John 3:30 is such a challenge. I really like your thought to remember “Life is in the fine print” bcs being in the fine print is where John 3:30 happens…it was fun to make that connection in your post! Thanks!

    Your FMF neighbor

  2. Great post, and you’re so right about leadership. I’ve always thought that the best leader is like the foundation of a building; unseen, but enabling the edifice to reach its full stature.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/04/your-dying-spouse-303-give-me-lord-what.html

  3. Yes, less is definitely more. I am learning that as I am decluttering my house, or at least attempting to. I want some empty spaces and not so I can fill them up again. Love visiting you every week. #75.

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