Wow... what a fun and crowded house over at the Twitter Party (#FMFParty on Thursday nights!) - much 'louder' than last week! ...it was a much needed party for me, let me tell ya! This week has felt like it is dragging on and today was a tough one to get through. It's always nice to enter in to this crazy talented, amazingly full of God Flashmob of a sisterhood (and brotherhood?)... and yes, I resisted the urge to hashtag all of that! ;) So... here comes the prompt from Lisa-Jo.
First - the fine print if you don't know what FMF is! Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa Jo Baker. It is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE! The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at one minute past midnight Friday morning (EST.) I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!
So - here goes: Five Minute Friday - ORDINARY...
After a long week, and a longer day... the word prompt comes at me and I shrink back.
I am surprised at how this one word, "Ordinary" no longer invites me in... it no longer wraps itself around me and welcomes me to get lost... to blend in... to not expect...
And this, my friend, is a GOOD SURPRISE!
My OneWord has shown up big today - in both good and bad ways. But the most - well - surprising way is this: that I no longer desire to hide.
Ordinary is a lie... I refuse to believe in it!
No - I choose instead to lean in to Extraordinary!
Natural fades, and pales in comparison, in the light of Supernatural.
I realize now that this shift happened for me unexpectedly when I was speaking it over her! I have spent all of her years telling her that she is anything but ordinary! She is incredible... that God created her for something special... that He made her to be Awesome, and she IS! As I wrote about last week, I followed What (my) Mama Did on purpose and I have whispered destiny and identity into her heart from Day One. Not just how pretty she is - but how smart... and how good He is.
Today she experienced loss. A sort of waking up before the dream was done... she's still in a fog. Unwilling to embrace or even acknowledge her emotions. It is nothing life threatening - but oh how the enemy can twist and turn and make a lie feel true!
So tonight, I left the Five Minute Friday party early, and I cuddled up close. We counted gifts, yes - even in this... and I reminded her once again - that she is EXTRAORDINARY... that God is SUPERNATURAL... that when we follow His lead, we can't go wrong and when we lay down a dream... He weaves us a new one!
We will lean in to Him, lean on each other, we will offer out slippery Grace, and we WILL live out the Dream that HE has for us...
Speak Life, Be Love, Shine On!
Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts!
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