Friday, May 31, 2013

5 Minute Friday: Imagine

Imagine how you would feel if you were comfortable in your own skin.

If you forgave yourself as Jesus forgives you.

If you accepted people's answers as they are, without trying to discern the hidden meaning.

Imagine how you would feel if you were so confident in being a daughter of the King, that when the jabs of the world came, you wouldn't even feel them.

Because after all, imagine you were wearing the armor of God.

Imagine if you put aside the notion that your child's behavior is not an intimate reflection of who you are.

Imagine if you didn't wear everyone else's mistakes as your own.

Imagine if you spent the same amount of time cultivating yourself as you did everyone else.  What would you look like today? Imagine.

Imagine if you called yourself worthy when you looked in the mirror.





Imagine how those negative tapes would be erased and new songs would rise up in your heart.

Imagine how much energy you would have if you gave up the tug-of-war rope of control.

Imagine feeling the free.

Imagine dancing under the stars and knowing no matter if you mess up a step, He is enraptured with you.

Imagine being in a cocoon, where all is soft and gentle and Him.  Where you are safe, protected, warm, and purely loved.

Imagine and believe.

I'm hanging out with Lisa-Jo this morning.  Want in?  Here's the deal:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


  1. chills, imagine how better our lives would be if we did?? I imagine how much we could do for Him if we just saw ourselves the way God does.

  2. Dear Jen
    Oh yes, living in our Lord is so incredibly gentle, peaceful, soft and loving! It reminds me of our Lord Jesus yearning like a mother hen, wanting to protect her chicks under her fluffy wings. It is much easier for me to imagine that I have forgiven myself than actually doing it. That, my friend, took a mighty act of grace!
    Happy FMF.

  3. What a beautiful post! Stopping in from FMF and so thankful I did!! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Really needed to read this.Although I should know better I'm worn out from trying to control something I can't control "Imagine how much energy you would have if you gave up the tug-of-war rope of control " Blessed by your words today.


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