Friday, June 3, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Everyday

From the Gypsy Mama:

Wanna just write? Without wondering if it’s just right?
  1. Indulge in five rich, delicious minutes of pure writing.
  2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to dig in too.
  3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and compliment the five minute chef who served something up right before you.
Go.

Every day there is a choice.  I can be who God created me to be or...I cannot.  How many choices I have through this daily day, to turn right or to turn left, to go straight or back.  I can choose to undo progress and sit in my stink, to make sure my pity-party as just the right room aroma.  Or, I can walk toward the sun, even if it's a bit too hot sometimes, face-forward, reveling, hopeful, refined.

Everyday there are choices and they affect far more than just me.  My children can feel the brunt of my anger and my busyness or they can feel...chosen, sought-out, a part of me.  Oh, the grace required to make theses choices sometimes.  Seeking perfection in my worldly performance verses finding pleasure in dancing for Him alone.

Everyday choices to lay down or pick up.  To throw away or to cherish.  To cultivate or to prune.  To live fully or to hide.

Everyday, to do this, to choose goodness, to choose Jesus, to lean on someone other than myself.

Linking with the Gypsy Mama.
And
Caffeinated Randomness (because these thoughts sure seemed random today!)
And

STOP.

18 comments :

  1. I love this! I love knowing that I have a choice...an everyday choice to make.

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  2. Lord, help us choose wisely every day who we follow and to whom we listen, and lead us as we give you the day ahead.

    Love you, Jen.

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  3. I love what you said in five minutes! I think I should try that. I just know I would fail, but I'd love to try it anyway.

    It is, indeed, all about the choices.

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  4. I am so bad at making decisions...there are too many choices sometimes. I prayed this morning I would make the choices that God wants for me.

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  5. Love this. I love the reminder that life is a choice most days. . .

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  6. Nice job! It would take me 50 minutes to write a 5 minute post like yours.

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  7. Such a good reminder of things we need to remember and maybe write to ourselves everyday.
    Tee

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  8. Great post! There were some things in there that I really needed to be reminded of this morning. It's been a hectic week and your thoughts helped me to choose joy today. :)

    Thanks!
    Melissa

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  9. Very well said. Thank you for the precious reminders. Have a great week!

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  10. "My children can feel the brunt of my anger and my busyness *or they can feel...chosen, sought-out, a part of me.* Oh, the grace required to make theses choices sometimes." That resonates with me.

    I love your take on this!

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  11. Just this morning, I was talking with the Lord and asking Him to guide my thoughts and the words that came forth. It is such a clean feeling to know that the Lord will always lead me daily. I only need to ask and then trust. I loved your 5 minute thoughts. Have a blessed weekend.

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  12. As I've said several times before, you constantly amaze me at the depth of your thoughts. I don't know that I could think that deeply as often as you do. :o) Great entry! Have a joy filled weekend!

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  13. Your post really resonated with me too. Way to often do I make the wrong choices and let my kids feel my anger at not them, but me. I need to ask God for help to heal me and make the right choices for my children to be with them when they need me. Thank you.

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  14. Wow! Amazing what you can learn if you just sit and let God speak to you in five little minutes! Thanks for sharing what He is saying.

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  15. This was amazing Jen. Everything is a choice. How we deal with things that come at us is a choice.

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  16. Choices are a gift from The One who knows we need them.

    I make a choice everyday to follow The One - HE that created me and that gives me life everyday.

    Thank you for this Jen.

    I am in a new place...I pray you stop by when you can.

    Mari

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  17. "My children can feel the brunt of my anger and my busyness or they can feel...chosen, sought-out, a part of me. Oh, the grace required to make theses choices sometimes. Seeking perfection in my worldly performance verses finding pleasure in dancing for Him alone"-this part really spoke to me as I'm sure you know from recent posts:) Thanks for sharing this.

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