Five Minute Friday — Share

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word, post it,  share it with others at her place on Facebook at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com, read the remarkable stories from other writers in the group and encourage them.

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 short and sweet from Marianne. I encourage you to listen to the words and visit Kate and her wonderful corps of writers … and maybe be inspired to join in!

“Five Minute Fridays give the freedom to write, unedited, which allowed me to feel, uninhibited.”

To be honest, I remembered a couple of similar posts on the prompt … SHARE. Sure enough, we did write on a form of the prompt back in 2013 and again last year until the prompt Story. So, some of the words may sound familiar, but the message is the same.

The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now}

Everybody has a story. Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody has a story to share.

We all think our life is insignificant … our little corner of the world doesn’t make an impact.

Wrong. Our lives are very significant. Our story is significant. Our story has a residual effect on those around us … good or bad. Our story very much can impact a much wider sphere that shows how much we are all alike in so many ways.

And when one of those stories includes your walk with the Lord, it has so much more of an impact. We may not preach others to salvation, but if they can see salvation in our walk and talk — and word — we open the door for Jesus to whisper in their ear. It’s not our job to convert anyone. It’s our job to share our faith so others see Jesus. Ultimately it is Jesus who makes the overture to our friends and foes. It’s our job to be the conduit. And one of the easiest ways is to … STOP

share.

THOUGHT FR THE WEEK: Promises are of utmost importance. Don’t make one if you can’t keep it — especially to a child.

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

  1. Amanda Rose says:

    Amen! Each of us has a story worth sharing. Visiting from FMF #44 🙂

  2. Well-said, though there are some stories I’ll never share…my secrets have secrets.

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