I try to write when I feel inspired by something I heard or read.
Today, I got nothin’.
And I’m okay with that.
So I am just going to spout out random thoughts on overcoming.
Sometimes overcoming something simply means just letting it slide past you as you wave with your favorite drink in your hand that has one of those little umbrellas you like to stick in your hair.
Sometimes overcoming something simply means just going back to sleep.
Sometimes overcoming something means sitting on the couch with your knitting needles and a cup of tea and having a chat with your problem.
Sometimes overcoming something just means letting it be.
Sometimes overcoming something means sticking you fingers in your ears and saying “Nananananananananana”.
Sometimes overcoming something means meditating, or praying because that allows you to focus on something else for a while.
Sometimes overcoming means taking a leap of faith in yourself, in God, and in others.
Sometimes overcoming means letting go of the stranglehold you have on yourself.
Sometimes overcoming something means simply being nicer.
What does overcoming something look like to you?
Five minute Friday’s are a stream- of- consciousness exercise hosted by The Gypsy Mama every Friday. In an effort to get myself writing more frequently, I am going to participate as frequently as I can. I am also participating in a weekly bible study at Beauty for Ashes onWednesdays, and in “Just Write!” campaign also hosted by Beauty for Ashes. The 5mf exercise is simple, The Gypsy Mama gives us a word prompt and we write for 5 minutes. There is no editing and no backtracking. Just write whatever comes into your mind. So here goes this week’s edition of 5mf:
I just got up from a nap. I was attempting to rest, because I feel so tired. I just needed a nap. Instead of actually sleeping, I thought of all the reasons that I don’t have time to sleep, or that keep me awake. Secrets about my sins, things that stress me out, physical pain, spiritual hunger, needing more God in my life. It’s easy to look at someone and say, “You need more rest!” without actually understanding what keeps them from resting. Truly resting is not an experience that involves sleep. Truly resting involves trusting. Trusting that everything will be alright. Trusting that God’s got it covered, that He has my back. I struggle and struggle to find this place of rest and abandon. I struggle to just let go, and let things lie where they in my life. I want to be able to feel the sweetness of utter and complete rest. Of lack of control. I mean, if God is big enough, why do I need to worry? He says he wants my burdens, so why not give them to Him? Why not let Him fight the good fight on behalf? The pain, the worry, and the frustration don’t have to be mine. Here is a prayer hoping to let go and let be.
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