Five Minute Friday — Complete

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday.

This week’s prompt is COMPLETE. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now}

Complete. Finished. Made whole.

It’s hard to describe the word. In many ways, I am complete, but not finished. I am complete, but not whole. I have a hole in my heart that has scarred over, but still haunts me. I have tasks to do before I can check off the “Completed” box. That, of course, comes at my last breath.

Over the years, I have tried to complete the tasks given me. For the most part, they were achieved, although there were times the task was abandoned for a variety of reasons — sometime my reasons and sometimes His reasons.

Complete is also a modifier. I often use the word to convey the idea I have complete faith in … God … a person … a project.

Borrowing from Jerry Maguire, Karen completed me. … STOP

… She made me feel safe. And of course, the Lord completes me. It is only through His help I am able to check off those Completed boxes.

Well, that’s what popped into this mind this tough week.

You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker  who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. 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. She turned over the reins to Kate Motaung, where our faithful writers write, and share it with others at her place on Facebook at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com. It’s free. It’s easy (okay, not always). It’s addictive (in a good way). You should visit and check it out or — better yet — join in the fun of expressing yourself!

As an extra enticement, I’ve been using testimonials about the group and the exercise from other members as collected in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Flat. This week’s it’s Tara. I encourage you to listen to the words and visit Kate and her wonderful corps of writers … and maybe be inspired to join in!

“The FMF community has blessed me in more ways than I could have ever imagined. These women and men remind me that I have a voice that needs to be heard. I hold this community deep in the depths of my heart.”

THOUGHT T O REMEMBER: Be humble. If you aren’t, learn how to be.

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14 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Complete

  1. Hopeful50 says:

    I like where you took the word, Joe.

  2. For what it may be worth, I’ve learned that complete really means effort.

    I won’t get there; but at the end of every day, if I’ve tried, something’s complete.

    And I am praying for you, for your loss.

  3. Your phrase, made whole, soothed my heart as I remember He completes what He starts.
    Blessings on your weekend, brother.

  4. DeniseBalog says:

    Five Minute Friday. Enjoyed your post very much 😊 Sounds like a good way to make the week “complete” 😊👍

  5. jennallongbrattgmailcom says:

    That was beautifully written!

  6. Hello Joe,
    I am enjoying my visit and thank you for taking some time to chat with me today. Such faith-filled wisdom and advice in this and your posts. I appreciate you following both my WP blogs and look forward to a lasting friendship!

    Blessings,
    Cat Lyon Xo 🙂

  7. Reblogged this on "Cat Lyon's Reading & Writing Den" and commented:
    Hello Readers and Friends!

    Happy Monday and please meet my new friend and amazing new Author, Joe Siccardi…Take a visit and learn more about him and his new book ~ “Heaven Shining Through,” a Christian Romance that takes place in New Jersey that explores a daughter/mother dynamic relationship through the eyes on Faith… Cat

  8. Marie says:

    First time visiting, Joe!

    I like your thoughts here. We really do live in the “already, but not yet,” don’t we? It’s a fact that we are complete in Christ, but we won’t fully realize that completeness this side of Eternity. I’m looking forward to that.

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