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Five Minute Friday: Story

July 5, 2012

Today I am joining in the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.  No editing or backtracking necessary.  No need to be perfect.  Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.  

Story

 

My story began a long time ago, before the foundation of the world.  He knew me then.  He had a purpose and a plan for my life.  From the beginning of time, my days were numbered.  He knows every hair on my head, every thought that crosses my mind, and the motives of my heart.  And although I strive to play the perfect part, He is not looking for perfection.  For He reminds me that with Him as the leading Man, my role is to be a help and support, so that His job is easier.

He is still writing my story. And I get to take part and watch it unfold.  He directs my every step.  He moves first and I follow.  He tells me I have a very important role, a role that on one else can play in the story.  Will I step out and play the role He has prepared for me?  Will I make my mark in HIStory?

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One of the shorter writings I’ve done.  I’m very tired tonight, can you tell?

Come join the fun.  It’s not scary, I promise!

Five Minute Friday

28 Comments

  • Reply Jennie Pollock July 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    This is so true, Barbie. Funny, my post is telling the same story (see what I did there?!) – or hoping to – from a slightly different angle. It makes such a difference to know we’re not the centre of the story, doesn’t it?

    Hope you wake up refreshed in the morning!

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

      Hi Jennie! Thanks for stopping by. I’m heading over to read your post.

  • Reply Mary Bonner July 6, 2012 at 3:40 am

    No, He is not looking for perfection…but sometimes I get hung up on trying to achieve it. Each of us play a unique role, thanks for the reminder!

    Mary
    http://memyselfandmercy.blogspot.com/

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Me too Mary. Sometimes I just want to run and hide for fear that I am not doing it right. There is so much grace!

  • Reply Shelly Miller July 6, 2012 at 5:53 am

    thankful that each of our stories tells differently and yes, we play the main character like no one else can. Hope you get some rest today.

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Thank you Shelly! Praying you have a beautiful weekend.

  • Reply Rosann July 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

    LOVE this, Barbie. HIStory is one of protection and blessings for you and your family. He is your shepherd and He loves you dearly. Don’t ever forget that.

    Love you, sister!
    ~Rosann

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Thank you Rosann. I’ve so appreciate your prayers!

  • Reply Ro elliott July 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I love the simple truth here…yes…He is writing our stories…from before the foundation of time…I too just want to step right into the story He is writing for me…have a restful weekend…blessings~

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Thank you Ro elliott. So thankful the weekend is here. What part of the story will I play this weekend?

  • Reply Nikki July 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

    You said it all, my friend.

    “He is still writing my story. And I get to take part…” Only one who has accepted grace and redemption for what it truly is can say that. And the words flow off of you in 5 minutes time. Beautifully. :)

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Thank you Nikki! You are such an encouragement to my heart.

  • Reply Melanie Moore July 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful, Barbie! He leads, I follow. Thank you for this important reminder to my heart. I always enjoy your writing!

    Hugs, sweet friend :)
    Melanie

    • Reply Barbie July 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Thank you Melanie. I always love your visits!

  • Reply Cassi Brightforest July 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

    What a lovely post

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Thank you Cassi!

  • Reply Kelli July 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Love it! “He had a purpose and a plan for my life.” Yes, each of our stories are full of purpose. Beautiful post my friend!

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Love you my friend!

  • Reply Sandi July 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful truth.

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Thanks for dropping by Sandi!

  • Reply ashley ditto July 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Love this! New to your blog!

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Nice to “meet” you Ashley!

  • Reply Caroline @UnderGod'sMightyHand July 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Oh, yes, we “get” to take part. It’s a blessing and a gift. Lovely five minutes.

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Thanks for stopping by Caroline!

  • Reply Wendy @ E1A July 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Beautifully written. Love it!

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you Wendy!

  • Reply Sherrey Meyer July 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Short maybe, Barbie, but oh, so powerful!

    • Reply Barbie July 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend!

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