Five Minute Friday: Convenient

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. Then, post and encourage others who have braved the exercise by linking up at Kate’s spot on Facebook at That’s the fun part!

To entice you to check us out, I’ve also been sharing some of the experiences my fellow writers have shared as chronicled in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. This week, I hope words from S. inspire you to join our writing club.

“What is FMF? Community. Friendship. Sisterhood. Spontaneous. Free. Off-the-cuff. Yes, thst’s exactly what it is!”

So, the timer is set for five. The word for the week this week is CONVENIENT… so here goes. {clock starts now}

Since the prompt was released last night until now, I have had three instances of the prompt word or a derivative. First was a phone call where the caller asked “Is this a convenient time to talk?”  Next was a voice mail that asked me to call back at my “convenience.” The third was a simple declarative statement saying my actions came at a convenient time.

Honestly, I never gave the word too much thought. I’ve always sought my interactions to be at the convenience of others, especially if I’m offering something. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t imposing my will on their time. And I appreciate it when it’s reciprocal.

In a way, God does the same thing. He wants us to come to Him at our convenience, when we’re ready, when we are open to sitting still and listen, when we are willing to follow His suggestions and rules. The problem is, we should come to Him at His … STOP

conveniences. He reaches out to us but He is not going to wait forever. Our days are numbered, His are not. What might be convenient for us — like tomorrow, or next week or next year — may not fit into His plan. After all, our days are numbered. There may not be a tomorrow or a next week or a next year. So why not address our relationship with God with His convenience in mind?

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: A girl on the street is pointing up at the sky. “Look, an angel!” she yells. Passerby laughs, “You fool, that is only a cloud.” How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are angels.

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8 Responses to Five Minute Friday: Convenient

  1. From the convergence of the convenient,
    my life well-lived, at ease,
    found myself begging a lenient
    God, “Heal my cancer, please!”
    But the Almighty shook His Head,
    and tears were in His Eyes.
    “Please accept this task, instead,
    for everybody dies.
    My Son went to the Cross for you;
    would you do the same for Him?
    Keep your faith bright and true
    in the face of hope so slim?”
    I’ll do it, God, I know the score
    ’cause you’re with me, forevermore.


  2. Angela Tompkins says:

    Thanks for sharing. It is my first time to submit a FMF writing and you were the last person that posted before I did. I’m grateful that God is always there for us to come to. I’m glad you mentioned that we should be ready to sit still and listen and be ready to follow his suggestions and rules. Great reminder.


  3. Cindy says:

    We are all about our convenience where God is concerned aren’t we! Very wise words indeed to remind us we should seek His convenience instead. Thanks for sharing, Cindy your #fmf neighbor
    PS Thanks for all your encouraging words!


  4. I agree with Cindy. We do love convenience. I wonder if there is a Greek or Hebrew word for convenient. There probably is, but I’m thankful God doesn’t just pursue us when it’s convenient for us to confess, repent, and follow him. I’m glad he doesn’t pursue us only when it’s convenient for us to make a decision or break free from a stronghold, or do good to someone. Thank you for your consistent blogging and posting on FMF. I am a very sporadic member, but working on getting better.


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