Five Minute Friday: Begin {link up}


Today is Friday, the day of free-writing, where we write freely and free from criticism. Only encouragement welcome today!

It is also the last day that Lisa-Jo is hosting this writing flash mob, so make history and join us!

Today's prompt is: BEGIN


How many times have I told myself, "Tomorrow, I will begin again" ?

But then, tomorrow comes and I don't start.

It isn't that I don't want things to happen, to change, to accomplish what I long to do. I just don't do it.

Well, I guess that isn't the whole truth.  Confession:  I lack focus and goals. I'm easily distracted and not highly motivated. I'm a sloppy perfectionist who procrastinates so I can make excuses for things not being done well (if they are done at all). I know better, and this is sinful behavior.

I picked up (yet another) journal in the store yesterday. I bought it not because it is pretty (it is), or because it has that wonderfully soft, antique-yellow lined paper (it does). I bought it because it says this:

"She believed she could so she did."

This felt like a wake-up call to me. A moment where what I knew was true (I am my own worst enemy) slapped me in the face. I was forced, in the middle of Walmart, to acknowledge that I don't believe good things about myself. I expect to fail. Or to at least struggle. At a minimum, to do a poor job.

Without analyzing where all this self-talk comes from, I know that God wants me to stop it.

He wants me to surrender my day to Him. To begin anew. To begin right now.


"The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness," 
(Lamentations 3:22-23, NASB).


  1. We wrote about the same thing—starting each day anew. Thinking this may be a popular take on this week's prompt. Blessings to you!

  2. "To begin right now" is such a powerful statement. I, too, am my own worst enemy. I began my five minute Friday post, but I did not finish!. LOL. What an irony? Huh! Thanks for being honest and encouraging at the same time.


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